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There are so many ways you can give from God’s bountiful providence:

  • Pick a commitment card up at the church and mail it to: First Presbyterian Church, Attn: Marie Nipp, 404 N. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205-1918
  • Offering plate during worship services
  • Checks
  • Online by secure Visa, MasterCard or E-checks (automated bank drafts)
  • Appreciated securities — current value vs. cost basis
  • Required minimum distribution — 70½ mandatory withdrawal from retirement account
  • Recurring automatic payments (Visa, MasterCard or E-checks)

 


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2019 Stewardship Campaign

19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:19-25

 

Some of the most important words in the Bible are those little connecting words like “and,” “but,” “or,” and “because.” One of the most important connecting words in the Bible is the word “THEREFORE. So often, it is a signal marker that God has done something wonderful and powerful for which we may take joy, experience growth, and give thanks.

In Hebrews 10:19, the Bible reminds us that Jesus Christ has opened the way to God for us, and that He himself is working for us and speaking to God on our behalf. Wow! What a priceless gift.

So what should we be doing while Christ is laboring for us? Last May, the Leaders of First Presbyterian Church decided that the best way for us to respond to what God has done for us is to pursue the Kingdom vision of Jesus Christ by Loving Jesus Christ, Loving One another, and Loving the City. Our vision is based on three commands that our Lord gave to his disciples to love the Lord Our God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength (Matthew 22:37); to love one another as Christ has loved us (John 13:34) and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:39).

The word “THEREFORE” stitches God’s promises to our lives. Our faith begins with the recognition that by creating us and saving our lives through Jesus Christ, God has given us everything we have—our lives, our families, our friendships, even our work. THEREFORE, we must use what God has given us to use to Love Jesus Christ, Love One Another and Love the City.

In old shorthand notation, the symbol for therefore was a triangle of three dots or points (⸫). Each one of the dots represents a point of our mission, united by our gratitude to God. When we look at this symbol, I want us to consider how God is calling us, as families and as the congregation to respond with our financial resources, time and expertise.

The word “THEREFORE” () is an important word, but it cannot stand alone. How is God calling us to complete these sentences in 2019?

  • God drew men and women to San Antonio with the mission to teach people His word, THEREFORE
  • God has preserved this church for 172 years through prosperity and hardship, THEREFORE
  • God has set us in the center of the city, THEREFORE
  • Jesus Christ has called us to Love God, Love one another and Love the City, THEREFORE

 

We need every family in the church to share the blessings God has entrusted our care. Our church is investing in the future of God’s work through Children’s and Youth ministry. We are providing pastoral care to those who need it. We are providing local ministries with resources and people, and we are providing opportunities for the First family to enjoy fellowship together. Most of all, we are spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. THEREFORE (), I am asking each one of you to join Morgan and me in prayer that thanksgiving for God’s love would take over our lives, and challenge us to respond as never before.

Grace and Peace,

Bob Fuller

Senior Pastor