Enjoying God in Plenty

Sometimes it feels as though God wants to put a cap on our fun and joy. The truth is, God has blessed us all with things we take for granted.

The successful life is often said to be net worth and social status, but there’s much more to be grateful for than our finances or fame. We in the West have much to be grateful for in comparison to others. We ought to be content with the seemingly ‘little’ blessings God has given us.

Godliness with contentment is great gain. The pursuit of money and possessions puts us on a treadmill of 'want' that never ends. This is the reason we cannot serve both God and Mammon (wealth). Jesus is the only one able to satisfy our hunger, and able to change our desires to find true joy in him. Material things and fun are not in themselves bad, but they are temporary and fleeting. We ought to set our eyes on things above, not be haughty in the uncertainty of riches but to be rich in good works.

Let us enjoy God’s gifts, and give thanks to God for his blessings to us. Use God’s gifts to do good, and share God’s gifts with those around you.

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31 Jan 2021

Nick Coombs

Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is a member of Acts 29, an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.

31 Jan 2021

Khoi Phuong

Khoi is the Associate Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne West. He has a deep heart for communities of life, love and mission, as he passionately wants to see the gospel of Jesus make an impact in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Khoi's favourite community, of course, is at home with his wife Lina. He is completing his MDiv from Ambrose College in Canada. He is an avid sports fan who supports mostly losing teams - which keeps him pretty humble (and sad).

17 Jan 2021

Nick Coombs

Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is a member of Acts 29, an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.