New locations. Had somebody asked me right before church, when are you coming to Mount Vernon, Illinois? No, go. I thought we were two years ago, but God said no, but I know God’s calling us to go into other locations and build other churches. Why? Because there are people that are lost and Jesus loves them. That’s why not because we’re the best church in the world and there’s nobody as good as us. No, no, no. It’s just, there’s so many people that are not saved and we feel like that’s what God’s called us to do and I’m excited about what he’s doing Mt. Carmel Church.
I’m thankful for what he’s doing. So the vision offering is going to be used to propel the vision, expand what God wants to do. So I want us to get our vision out. You’ve got mine ready, Don and I, we’ve got us ready. We’re going to be praying. So once you get it out, maybe it’s on your phone here. If you want to give this morning, you do your cash or check giving it on your envelope. I just marked mine on other and I wrote vision on it and that’s where I put on my offering envelope. If you’d like to do it that way, or you can go to the website, you can get the roads.church or if you want a text to give, you can just text the dollar amounts, not the dollar sign, but the dollar amount, space vision to four, five, seven, seven, seven Mt. Carmel Church.
So the dollar amount, space, vision, 50,000 space vision, whatever, whatever. But here’s what the vision offerings about. This is not just me making a donation. It’s for Don and I. This is where we go above and beyond and we stretch ourselves. We push ourselves. We’re like, God, we’re trusting you. We’re giving, we’re giving into what you’re doing. I always say in the church, I never want to ask people to do something that I’m not willing to do. First and foremost, our goal is always to be the top givers in the church. That’s our goal every year now because we make the most. That’s our goal. I was saying we always get it cause some of you knocked me out a little competitive, but we want to lead the way in giving. We will leave a generous hearts. Leaders lead away. Leaders don’t say you. People go, leaders say, I’m going, who’s going with me? That’s what leaders do and that’s what we’re doing. We’re saying not in dollar amount. Don’t God’s not impressed with amounts. Please. For some of you, it’s a big deal to give $100 and God says yes. For some of you it wouldn’t be a big deal at all. To give 10,000 okay, I don’t know where you’re at. It doesn’t matter to me. I’m not impressed with it. God’s not present. You know what? He’s impressed with Mt. Carmel Church
that thing right there, your heart. So could we please get our hearts to God. The Bible says here who’s have a willing heart. Here’s what I’m seeing with my, see this morning, I’m seeing souls. It may be in the form of cameras or equipment or pantry or children’s ministry or new facelift on the building outside. We need to change our building on the outside. We haven’t changed the building in 25 years. It’s time to change the building. Lord Jesus, help us, and Mt. Carmel Church we can!
but I’m just seeing souls. Some of you are here because somebody else gave. You’re setting in a seat that somebody else paid for. You’re experiencing something that somebody else sacrificed to give this vision. Offerings about sacrifice. We say, God, I’m not giving you tip money today. I’m giving you sacrificially because I want to lay my life down. And even even this is coming back to my remembrance that Lewis said to me before the church service started, this vision offering is not just about money cause some of you can write a check and be done, but God’s asking for your life. The sacrifice of serving, of helping build the church by getting out of the crowd and getting on the crew that it’s not just being an observer, but being a participant saying, I’m jumping in and I’m saying, God, I’m all in on what you want to do Mt. Carmel Church.
I’m going to get on the crew. I want to serve. Yes, I’m going to support financially, but God, I’m on a support with my talents. I want to build something bigger than myself. Maybe God speaking to you about that right now it’s time to go. Let’s go. Let’s build. Let’s do it. Let’s reach this region for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus is coming back and we’ve got work to do. So God, I thank you for this body of believers, these wonderful, generous people. I thank you, Lord that some of our favorite people in the planet are right here listening to this crazy guy talk. But God, we come giving our best to honor you to say, Lord, use this body of believers. Use this church to build your kingdom. Let Jesus be the only name that’s glorified. Let Jesus be the only name that’s praised that Jesus be the focal point of everything we do. So today we give with vision to see people saved for the glory of God in Jesus name Mt. Carmel Church.
Thanks so much for watching with us. We love our online family and we invite you to connect with us. We have a few different ways you can do that on our firstname.lastname@example.org as well as on social media. You can text to give by texting the amount, space roads to four, five seven seven seven. And we’d love to pray for any needs you might have. So send us a message and let us know how we can partner with you in bringing the light and love of Jesus to your worlds.