#ec1dot14 - The Jesus Gym: The Cost of a Gym Membership

#ec1dot14 - The Jesus Gym: The Cost of a Gym Membership

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It has been said that Millennials are more philanthropy-oriented than previous generations. We give more per dollar earned than our wealthier counterparts. But is this the type of service that makes a real difference in the lives of people?

That is the question presented to us today,. Trust me, You don’t want to miss a word of this episode of Another Empty Conversation.

The time has arrived for Another Empty Conversation -  a show that lets you eavesdrop on a conversation about faith and following Jesus. We talk about our faith so you can talk about yours. My name is Josh and I welcome you to Empty Conversation episode 1dot14.

And if you live in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States you are probably recovering from the historic snowfall. I know we have been digging out for a couple of days now ourselves.

It is our last week here at the Jesus Gym - these past four weeks have pumped up our prayer life, built some biblical biceps and taught us that we should never workout alone. Today we turn our attention to dirty work of following Jesus. So far our workout routines have been centered around making our own spiritual lives better and more fulfilling. But today is about serving others and revealing the divine in them. 

But before we jump into today’s conversation I want to remind you that the Jesus Gym never closes. These four weeks were planning sessions to help you develop a routine that benefits you and others for the rest of your life. Getting spiritually fit so you can live empty is a lifelong process. 

Here is what I don’t like: the word “serving” is equated to giving money. But as Criss Jami says, "Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters."

When you serve someone you reveal their value both to you and to God. Money does not reveal divine value in people. But humbly disadvantaging yourself in the service of others does. Who are you going to serve today? 

Links:

Coding is greater than money. Serving people in lieu of giving cash: https://medium.com/@thnkr/updated-money-education-ae059ddffd2e#.l4crch2c9

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