The Gospel is not a “kingdom checklist”

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Pastor Joe Gunby blesses children and backpacks as the school year begins.

It’s easy to focus on one aspect of the Gospel and trust we will “inherit the kingdom” if we just do that one thing God wants us to do. But the Gospel is not merely a checklist. Jesus tells us that we can relax in the knowledge that God already loves us and we should not focus on earthly possessions that ultimately create worry. We shouldn’t give to check off a box on the “kingdom checklist,” but instead give out of love, with the knowledge that God will provide for us.


The Word in Song: “I Want to Be Ready”

“Striving After the Given”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Luke 12:22-34
August, 7, 2016