Prelude “When Morning Gilds the Skies” (arr. Jason Payne) Dr. Paul Satre, organ

“We Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer” (arr. Edward Kremser) Sanctuary Orchestra

 

Presentation of New Members Pastor Larry McCarthy, Jr.

 

Invocation Dr. Bill Bertsche

 

“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” Hymnal 210

“Ten Thousand Reasons”

“Your Mercy”

 

Pastoral Prayer Dr. Bill Bertsche

 

Offering

 

Anthem “God and God Alone” Sanctuary Choir

 

Scripture Reading from Matthew 6:25–34  Bryan Beeh

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

 

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

 

“My Worth Is Not in What I Own”

 

 

Debt’s Dangers
1 Timothy 6:6–10
Dr. Ed Stetzer

 

Song of Response

 

Benediction Dr. Bill Bertsche

 

Postlude Dr. Paul Satre, organ

GOD’S ROAD TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

Debt’s Dangers
1 Timothy 6:6–10
Dr. Ed Stetzer

 

1. A ________________ heart (vs. 6–8)

 

2. A __________________ spirit (v. 9)

  1. Presuming on the future
  2. Spending on wants before needs
  3. Poor planning
  4. Living beyond your means
  5. Never having enough

 

3. A ________________ view of money (v. 10)

  1. Put God first
  2. Analyze your situation
  3. Stop borrowing
  4. Make a payback plan
  5. Seek Christ

I still smile when I think about the theme for our Thanksgiving Offering, TLC on the CLC. For those of you who may not know, it means “tender loving care on the Christian Life Center,” our 10-year-old addition that has been such a great blessing to our church. I would like to personally thank each one of you who gave and prayed. Our desire is to use these funds to increase the sense of warmth and welcome people feel at our church. I am excited to see the impact of our gifts on people’s lives for the glory of God. Over the next few months, we’ll be setting our renovation agenda, assessing costs, and then implementing our plans. You can expect to see some tangible TLC on the CLC by the Spring.

 

Thank you again for partnering with us and helping to make this vision a reality.

 

For His glory,

Bill Bertsche

Executive Pastor

Give as a GUEST

 

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Give via Text

Text MOODY $XXX (desired amount) to 73256. Standard text messaging rates may apply.

 

You may use a credit card, a debit card, or an electronic check posted to your bank account. Please note, giving via checking/savings is most cost-effective for the church.

Coming Soon: Stewardship @ The Moody Church

Stewardship means using and managing the resources God gives us for His glory and the betterment of His creation. This winter, we’ll explore together the abundant joy and freedom that God offers His children when they acknowledge His Lordship over all.

 

SUNDAY MORNING SERMONS

Next Sunday, January 14, Pastor Ed Stetzer will begin a four-part sermon series titled God’s Road to Financial Freedom. If God owns everything, how should this change our view of personal resources, time, and giving?

 

TMC COMMUNITIES

Beginning next Sunday and corresponding with Pastor Ed’s series, our TMC Communities will feature group discussions reflecting on God’s ownership.

Learn more: www.moodychurch.org/communities

 

SMALL GROUPS

On January 28, our new small group study of The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn begins. Join a group to go deeper in your walk with God and others during this seven-week study encouraging us with lessons about giving and possessions.

Sign up: www.moodychurch.org/small-groups

 

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

This nine-week Dave Ramsey seminar will help you effectively manage your finances, make wiser financial decisions, and get out of debt. Classes begin Sunday February 11 and Thursday February 15.

Sign up: www.moodychurch.org/financial-stewardship

Register for an Equipping Class
Classes begin next Sunday!

 

Go deeper in your walk with Christ! Our courses help you grow in your understanding of God’s Word and our faith, enrich your prayer life, share the gospel, and answer tough questions about Christianity. Classes meet through the day on Sunday and on Wednesday evenings to fit any schedule. Our core courses all complement and build on each other, so choose the one that piques your interest and dive in!

 

Info/Register: www.moodychurch.org/equipping-classes

Pray Chicago

Sunday January 14, 6:00–8:00PM, Sanctuary

 

Gather with believers from across Chicagoland in united prayer that the Church may be one to the glory of Jesus. We invite you to join in lament of the brokenness in Chicago and in the Church, and in prayer that God will lead us into healing, unity, and collaboration.

 

Parking and shuttles will be available at Moody Bible Institute beginning at 5:00pm.

 

Info: www.chiunitepray.com