“The good life” is about getting; but a great and godly life is about giving.
That’s what I explore in this sermon from August 8, 2021 on Acts 20:13-38 where Paul recounts some of his own hardships and gives a farewell speech to the elders in Ephesus. Paul quotes Jesus’ words that “It is more blessed to give than to receive” as an instructive encouragement to those doing God’s work when it’s hard.
This sermon explores what it means to be blessed, and provides some examples (from Paul) about what a life of giving looks like today.
Yes, count your blessings; but count what truly counts.
The YouTube version of the sermon is here, and the audio-only download is underneath. Also provided is a link to the extra background material called “growing deeper” as a part of The Pulse Podcast.
As mentioned, you can also access the extra background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan by going here (or by finding it wherever you subscribe to podcasts — iTunes (Apple), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or TuneIn). It’s called “Looking back on life and counting what truly counts.”