Webinar and Encouragement

Hello all – I’ve so enjoyed the group discussions. This has been an outstanding group. Thank you so much for participating in the study. I know many of you plan to take a little longer than 6 weeks to complete the study – please keep at it and keep me posted. It is my understanding that we’ll still have access to everything for the next little bit – potentially even discussion boards, prayer requests, etc. So please keep going and I’ll keep checking back in.

Also – hopefully you each saw the e-mail about the upcoming webinar with Crown CEO Chuck Bentley.

As a reminder, Chuck will conduct a webinar at the end of our MoneyLife class. (Time TBD) This is an exclusive offer for those enrolled in the study and is being provided by Crown at NO additional charge. It is a special way for you to hear directly from Chuck!

Regarding content of the webinar: Chuck will look at the global economy through a Biblical lens, he will discuss ways to live in God’s economy rather than man’s. He will also share insights from top economists and provide actionable steps to help you be prepared — no matter what the future holds.

You’re encouraged to submit questions before the webinar, so Chuck will know specific topics you’d like him to address, but those questions need to be submitted by 5 pm today (Thursday, September 22). I’m going to send each of you an e-mail with a link in case you are interested in submitting a question.

I hope you are each well. I’d like to encourage you with Paul’s prayer to the Ephesians today. I love God’s economy! The world teaches that we should never surrender, give up, let go of, or lose anything, while God’s economy teaches that when we surrender it all to Him, we have access to immeasurably more. I hope He leads you into a place where you experience the immeasurably more He has for you. In my life, it hasn’t always looked the way I thought it might, but when I’m aligned with Him, He does NOT disappoint.

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:14-21