Be Rich, Part 1: Hands On - Message by Andy Stanley
At the heart of the Christian faith is this idea: in Jesus, God became one of us and dwelt among us. When it comes to those around us who are hurting and in need, the God who dwelt among us calls his followers to be hands on.
Our devotion to God is demonstrated and authenticated by our love for others. Extravagant generosity toward others is the appropriate response to God’s extravagant generosity toward us. So, let’s Be Rich. Let’s give, serve, and love. Let’s show our communities that our faith isn’t just sermons and songs.
Scripture: John 1:14 — “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Be Rich 2017, Part 2: Just Say Yes - Message by Andy Stanley and Jeff Foxworthy
When the church does good, God’s name is made great. This year, we want to continue the wave of good deeds Be Rich has unleashed over the past decade. We want to show people in our communities that God loves them. And we don’t want you to miss this opportunity to be extraordinarily generous.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17a, 18 — “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth . . . . Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”
Communicator, author, and pastor Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 30 churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 70,000 people weekly. As the host of Your Move with Andy Stanley, with over five million messages consumed each month through television and podcast, and the author of 20-plus books, including The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating; Ask It; How to Be Rich; Deep & Wide; Visioneering; and Next Generation Leader, he is considered one of the most influential living pastors in America. Andy and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.