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knowing how big of a church SCC is made my stomach turn at first, but i said "yes" before thinking twice. i knew i had to do it. here's why...
a month or so earlier, i had spoken at a mens conference in savannah. it was a message about what we as men do with our money - and how those decisions actually affect our salvation. a tough message for sure... lets just say there were some crickets chirping in the room.
the amazing part is how God gave me that message. as crazy as it might sound, he gave it to me in a dream. basically word for word, right down to the chapters and verses. i know it sounds wild, but its true. i woke up and told my wife every word of it... looked up all the passages... and wrote it all down.
when i returned home to guatemala after giving the message to the men at the conference, kerrie asked me how it went and i remember telling her, "i did it. don't know how it went over, but i said what God told me to say!"
you can imagine the shock when just a couple weeks later - my friend pastor dave stewart at SCC called to invite me to share the same message with the entire church. i was stunned! excited, but stunned.
if you want to watch it, you can click here. its not the exact same message i shared with the men - that one was much more "raw" b/c of the nature of a mens conference. i also took out my personal testimony as i had to shorten it quite a bit for the church services.
i am grateful for the teachings Jesus gave us about our wealth and our salvation! it has changed my life and i continue praying for deeper changes to come.