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Open Handed

The Bible is clear that the nature of our relationship to earthly goods is a primary indicator of where our trust and loyalty to God are at. While the world pulls us towards materialism, consumerism, and love of money, God draws us towards generosity, sacrificial living, and love of neighbor. To walk with Jesus, we have to learn how to release our grip on what we have and want, living open-handed. This allows us to give freely to others and receive freely from God.


Cara Falk
Open-handed: Unclenching our Anxiety
Matthew 6:31-34
October 4, 2020

Learning to release our worry and anxiety about the future allows us to steward our resources wisely from a position of open-handed surrender.

Jeremy Falk
Open-handed: Unclenching our Worthlessness
Matthew 6:25-30
September 27, 2020

In order to manage our possessions, resources, and money in a God honoring way, we need to release our grip on the lie that makes us believe we are worthless. With God’s help, we can overcome our past mistakes, false voices, and the desire to play the comparison game.

Jeremy Falk
Open-handed: Unclenching our Resources
Matthew 6:22-24
September 20, 2020

God wants to help us hold lightly to the resources He has blessed us with. We know we are doing this when we are thankful for what we have, responsible with what we have been given, and cheerful in how we give to others.

Jeremy Falk
Open-handed: Unclenching our Desires
Matthew 6:19-21
September 13, 2020

If we are going to handle our material possessions, money, and resources in a God-honoring way, we must begin by living open-handed with our desires. Our pull towards “stuff” cannot be stronger than our pull towards wanting to please, serve, and follow God.