Weekend Message Takeaway: “Our Time and the Generous Gospel?”

This past weekend, we were joined by Pastor Duane Roberts from our Boynton Beach campus for week three of our four-week series, "Contagious: The Spread of the Generous Gospel." In this message, we explored why time is such a precious and profound commodity, what it means to be generous with our time, and how we can make the most of it. 

Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with your friends via social media. To watch the message in its entirety, click here.

 

 

FOR THE NOTE TAKERS
Let’s recap some of the key talking points from Pastor Duane's teaching this weekend:

Our Time Is a Gift From God: God gives talent, treasures, and time as gifts. How you respond to this gift will dictate the direction of your earthly life! For most, the use of time will align with the things we find important, that which we’re passionate about—sleep, work, rest, fun, etc. Don’t waste the time God’s given you, redeem it!

Reflection: What are you passionate about that you can be more generous with?

Our Time Is Redeemed When We’re Generous With it: Why should we be generous with our time? Because we don’t know how much of it we have, and if we don’t live a life of generosity, impact, and purpose now, we may never get the chance. We may die without ever having experienced the fullness and satisfaction of a Christ-like, Christ-filled life! As Jesus said in John 9:4 (NLT), “We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent me. The night is coming, and then no one can work.”

Our Time Can Make an Eternal Difference: Harry Ironside once said, “Time is given to us to use in view of eternity.” When we use our time wisely and generously, when we align our priorities with God’s and seek to accomplish His good will and purposes, He can use us to make an eternal difference by impacting the eternal destiny of those around us.

Application: What if we all decided to be more generous with our time? What if we all decided to redeem the time we’ve been given so that the gospel would spread beyond us? What if we committed to leaving a lasting legacy and living a life of purpose, one that makes an eternal difference?

This week, think of small changes you can make to your daily routine that will allow you to be more generous with your time. As you see the fruit of these changes in your life and the work of God’s hand through you, you may feel led to continue adjusting your schedule!

Quote to Remember: Jesus passionate about us, and He gave us all He had in the time He was givenDuane Roberts


"CONTAGIOUS" DEVOTIONAL READING PLAN
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A LOOK AHEAD
Join us this Wednesday as Pastor Doug shares a message on whole-life generosity. This teaching will provide practical insight on how to live generously every day in every way and how the Lord can use our generosity to spread the gospel.

This weekend we’ll conclude this powerful four-week series as Pastor Doug takes an in-depth look at how we can be generous with our relationships. Find out how to experience the deepest fulfillment and joy in your relationships as you honor the Lord and invest in the people in your life.

About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra has served on the staff of Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.