Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Baskets: Showing God’s Generosity!

‘…give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.’

Luke 6:38

You can’t out-give God.

Scripture says He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. God’s resources are infinite.  And when we give because we are responding to God’s love for us, He blesses richly.

How does this work today?

God’s ultimate gift to us is His Son, Jesus Christ. The Gospel explains how Jesus, Who knew no sin, became sin for our sake…so that in Him, we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21).  Living out the Gospel transforms our hearts and minds.

One family at Christ Community Chapel has experienced God’s blessing as they have shown their generosity through donating contents for Thanksgiving Baskets for neighbors in need.

Last year, they donated contents for four baskets, or enough food to feed 40 to 48 people a generous Thanksgiving feast. They have experienced so much blessing that they have decided to fill five Thanksgiving Baskets this year, and to continue ‘upping’ the amount by one basket per year. 

This family sees giving as a down-to-earth way to communicate God’s love to others.  And in the process, giving baskets in the name of God adds a tangible, deeper meaning to the family’s expression of thanks to God.  Living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ transforms our hearts!

What can I do?

Here are the simple opportunities to serve:

PRAY – Pray for the families who will be receiving these baskets of food and the ministries who will be delivering them.

GIVE – Make a Thanksgiving Basket for 10 to 12 people as part of CCC’s yearly Thanksgiving Basket Initiative. For more information, contact Judi Dalton at: .

GO – Help with the collection and organization of the Thanksgiving Baskets on one of CCC’s campuses:

Hudson - Monday, November 24th , 3 PM to 6 PM
Stow – Sunday, November 23rd, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Aurora – Sunday, November 23rd, 9:30 AM to noon
Highland Square – Sunday, November 23rd, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

For more details, contact Judi Dalton at: .

Scott and Judi Dalton coordinate CCC's 
Thanksgiving Baskets labor of love


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