May 19, 2019
It is the time of the year when the family of Christ the King joins together and harvest a formal response to the Lord for all the blessings that our Heavenly Father has given us.
This year our focus is on what Consecration Sunday is and what happens when we join together as part of the “Body of Christ” and give back to the Lord some of our time, talents, and treasure as a sacrifice to our Heavenly Father. In Romans 12:1 NIV, Paul says, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.” Our Father in heaven wants it “all”, and in His mercy already has purchased us through the living sacrifice of His son, Jesus.
Consecration is the sanctification of some thing. It is setting it apart, purifying it and dedicating it to God. What we do on Consecration Sunday is bring to the altar our enclosed completed estimate of giving form. By joining with each other, we give church leaders the ability to produce an accurate budget for CTK, and to fill missional staffing needs for the coming year. More importantly, on Consecration Sunday, God takes our sacrifices and purifies them, sanctifies them, and supernaturally uses them to complete His perfect will.
I thank you in advance for joining with me in this act of worship. If you have any questions, please contact John Popiak, Stewardship Ministry Leader.