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Give Up Get More

Christ crossed out our sins and added His goodness

Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2021

Which of the Seven Deadly Sins is your favorite? If you had to give them all up except one, which one would you hold onto? That was a trick question, for if you give up sins you don’t lose, but you get more! Christ crosses out our sins and adds His goodness to our lives and we are forever better for it! 📖 Matthew 16:24-26 | bit.ly/37uf02X 🤗 Connect Card | nblc.net/connect 💚 Giving is Loving | nblc.net/give

Give Up Get More: Week 1

February 21, 2021

What’re you giving up for Lent? That familiar question assumes subtraction leads to devotion. Jesus promises addition. When we give up sin—which we are often reluctant to do—we actually gain from the so-called loss. For example, when we give up greed, we can gain charity in exchange. It is more blessed to give! 📖 Matthew 6:19-24 | bit.ly/2Zptfl4 🤗 Connect Card | nblc.net/connect 💚 Giving is Loving | nblc.net/give

Give Up Get More: Week 2

February 28, 2021

Seven Deadly Sins—now those are worth giving up for Lent! In fact, when we surrender a sin we gain much more than we give up. Take Lust, for example. We think what we lust for will give us more, but it leaves us with less. When we give it up, we get more: purity! 📖 Matthew 5:27-30 | bit.ly/2OYz5b6 🤗 Connect Card | nblc.net/connect 💚 Giving is Loving | nblc.net/give

Give Up Get More: Week 3

March 7, 2021 • Michael Smith

Watch out for envy! The more envy you have, the less you get in life. Envy robs you of the best of things. Envy robs you of the joy that comes from all that God has given you!. Give up envy and get more of God’s blessings in your life for godliness with contentment is great gain! 📖 Matthew 20:1-16 | bit.ly/2NZi93Q 🤗 Connect Card | nblc.net/connect 💚 Giving is Loving | nblc.net/give

Give Up Get More: Week 4

March 14, 2021

I’m too tired to give up laziness. There’s got to be an easier way to deal with sloth than all the hard work it takes to get rid of it! (Are you picking up on the irony in those last two sentences?) God has so much more in mind for us. If we just give up sloth, we get more of the life God has in store! 📖 Matthew 25:14-30 | bit.ly/3pTln5V 🤗 Connect Card | nblc.net/connect 💚 Giving is Loving | nblc.net/give

Give Up Get More: Week 5

March 21, 2021

Ever hear of a “glutton for punishment”? You don’t want to add that title to your resume! In fact, if we want to get more in life, giving up excess is a good move to make. Adding moderation--or restraint--to our choices will save us from many regrets. 📖 Matthew 6:25-35 | bit.ly/3pWA4FF 🤗 Connect Card | nblc.net/connect 💚 Giving is Loving | nblc.net/give

Give Up Get More: Week 6

March 28, 2021

Ever hear of a “glutton for punishment”? You don’t want to add that title to your resume! In fact, if we want to get more in life, giving up excess is a good move to make. Adding moderation--or restraint--to our choices will save us from many regrets. 📖 Matthew 5:21-24 | bit.ly/2ZTdrHy 🤗 Connect Card | nblc.net/connect 💚 Giving is Loving | nblc.net/give