Plymouth-based Christian leader, Chris Cole challenges Christian businesspeople to have a Kingdom mindset when it comes to making money. This is essential to facilitate revival as is the need to reach out to more and more people by building new relationships.
In the Zoom message below, recorded at a CTN Southwest ‘virtual breakfast’ Chris quotes from the song, ‘A Father’s Blessing’. “May your pockets fill with gold and yet your heart be void of greed“. (See the music video by Benjamin Hastings from Hillsong United.)
“This is one of the most beautiful statements I’ve heard and in keeping with Philippians 4:12 where the Apostle Paul says: “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
“This is especially relevant as we look at the global church and the persecution of many Christians. May we be resourced by God’s prosperity to build the Kingdom and may the real joy be that we are liberated in our hearts from any greed. Money can be a really good servant, but makes a lousy master.”
In the video of his message below, Chris also observes that Covid-19 has reduced church attendance by 30% and observes that there is a current apathy among Christians. However, he says that in the next move of God, all believers will need to be participants.
“We all have a role to play. Not all of us are evangelists, but we are called to the work of evangelism”.
Watch now as Chris looks to a coming revival through growing relationships. You will also find out about growing secularisation in the UK and how we can take action, especially as we come alongside people in the messiness of life and witness how “God puts the broken into families.”