Touché November 3, 2017
Posted on November 3, 2017 by under Touché,


167 Giving-Transformed in My Financial Health

This Sunday Percy Gilbert will share transformation testimony on financial health.  It will also be the day where we release our 167 Giving statement (attached here).  This is a statement reflecting the vision we have for giving at Hopewell.  The basic premise is that 167 Living leads to 167 Giving.  If we are living our discipleship we will be generously giving our money away.

As we unpack transformation in our personal life, Fifty Days of Transformation follows closely with the main themes of 167 Giving.  Here are the five points we make:

  • 167 Giving starts with God

 “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”    (James 1:17)

  •  167 Giving flows from first fruits

“Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”    (Proverbs 3:9-10)

  •  167 Giving sees through God’s abundance not through the eyes of scarcity

“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.”  (2 Corinthians 9:8)

  • 167 Giving is between you and God

“But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you”.  (Matthew 6:2)

  • 167 Giving is forever

“The good leave an inheritance to their children’s children.”   (Proverbs 13:22)

We also celebrate “All Saints Sunday” when we remember those who have died since last All Saints Sunday.  One of those is Florence Paolilli.  Just a few weeks ago we received the blessing that Florence had remembered HRC in her will.  This is a reminder of point five, as well as the call for each of us to live this life faithfully, investing our money in the thing that lasts forever – the kingdom of God.

For All the Saints,