Little Ideas – What’s Best Next

This week we have a book recommendation which, I am not exaggerating, has and is giving my entire life a greater focus clarity and passion to use every ounce of energy and rest for God. The book has as its subtitle “How the Gospel Transforms the way you get things done” which is wonderfully clear.

This book is if you are unsure about the point of your life, where you are headed, if you feel like you are totally overwhelmed with the stuff of life, if you feel like you cannot make a difference, if you feel like what you believe has not connected to what you do with your life, or you aren’t satisfied (I think that covers most of us)

It seems so simple and obvious but God explicitly has saved us for good works but we often never practice or think about how to be good at them! So a book about productivity shaped by the gospel should be much celebrated.

4 copies will be given away on Sunday the 22nd!

 

What’s Jesus all about!?!

Christianity Explored is made up of 7 evenings, sharing a desert and then discussing some words for the book of Mark in the bible as well as watching a video. It doesn’t matter what your background is or what your beliefs are you are welcome! Whether you want to look at Jesus for the first time or want to get back to looking at him please contact phill@trinityexeter.com

The course begins on the 2nd of Nov

Money!

When we talk about money at Trinity we have got to remember that Jesus says “come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest”. He is not a bully trying to do some financial extraction. He loves you far too much for that!

So what does God has to say? lets look at 2 Cor 8

Example of Giving v1-7

  1. Joy + Povety = Generosity. God transforms our hearts so that we don’t wait till we have loads of stuff before we are generous.
  2. Verse 4-5 they were people who were begging to give!

Remember the Macedonians!

Motivation for giving v8-15

Two Mistakes

  1. God is your ATM!
  2. Repay God – thank you for grace how can I pay for it!

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.”

The Christian motivation is the Gospel. He wants the gospel to so permeate you life you live sacrifice, you love not just looking at the cross but living the cross. God wants this gospel to be our heartbeat “rich become poor so the poor become rich!”

Responsible Giving (v 16-24)

  1. Love
  2. Accountable
  3. Reliable

Planned Giving (v1-5)

  1. Budget
  2. Research
  3. Vision

Helpful budgeting resources: Budgeting; http://www.which.co.uk/money/money-saving-tips/budgeting/guides/planning-a-budget/how-to-plan-an-effective-budgethttp://www.moneysavingexpert.com; If you are in debt and need help please contact – https://capuk.org

Christianity Explored Course

 

  • You are warmly invited to join us for a 4 week course on Thursdays, starting on 27th April,
  • Christianity Explored gives you the space to consider the big questions of life and to explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith- Jesus Christ
    • You don’t need to know anything about the bible
    • You won’t be asked to pray, sing or read aloud
    • You can ask any question you want, or just listen
  • 9:45-11:15am,
  • Held in Rosalie’s kitchen with a Creche in the lounge,
  • Text 07846012660 for address and to let us know you’re coming.

Good Friday 2pm

Why is Good Friday good? What is Jesus dying on a cross all about? come along 2 pm at Cyst heath school for some time and some space to reflect on Jesus’ death.