Hey There Fearless Followers!

We’ve had such an amazing response to our “Real Issues” series. We are so thankful that, as a church, we’ve leaned into these stubborn and significant social issues. We are also so proud of our church for engaging in and continuing the conversation. As we wrap up the series we are going to look at one of the most controversial issues within the church and American society: MONEY. For many of us, money is a highly sensitive and “private” topic. Talking about money makes us uncomfortable and often times frustrated. We know that and we want you to know that we have prayerfully considered the best ways to navigate this topic.

The first part of our conversation will revolve around the problem and pain of money. In our consumer and debt-spending driven society, so many of us are inundated with this message…BUY NOW, BUY MORE, BUY, BUY, BUY. If we aren’t careful, that message can influence the way we live. The Bible has a lot to say about how money can easily become an idol in our lives and how we can become enslaved to “stuff” (materialism, wealth, etc.). Jesus warns us that these things do not last and have no eternal value in and of themselves (Matt. 6:18-21). This week we will explore how we, as Followers of Jesus, can avoid the pitfalls that lead to the problems and pain of money.

This is going to be an important message for so many in our church and community. This practical teaching will be relevant for every friend, family member, co-worker or colleague in our lives (oh, and us too!).

We are looking forward to seeing you at Ridge Point this weekend (don’t forget the new service time on Sunday at 10a).

Grace and Peace,

Josh Zoerhof
Teaching Pastor
Ridge Point Community Church
Fearless Family of Churches