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The Annual Stewardship Sermon

October 11, 2015, The Rev. Doyt L. Conn, Jr.

You see, church is meant to be a stepstool that we get on to look over the walls of our influence into the greater expanse of the Kingdom of God. And when we are up on that stepstool, we set our money on the wall. And then we put our hands on that wall, we fill our lungs with the air that God gave us to breathe, and we shout, “THANK YOU.” Then we scatter that money off the wall to the other side. For Jesus money was not about influence or impact. It was just another way for us to be in relationship with God. And within the church, it became an easy way for us to express our gratitude. And this kind of gratitude has a name in the church: it is tithing. Read more