Why Generosity? (1)

Solomon was one of the wealthiest men on the planet in his day.

He was the Bill Gates or Sam Walton of the Old Testament, if you will In fact, he was so wealthy that when the Queen of Sheba came to see his wealth, it literally took her breath away. (1 Kings 10)

Solomon had asked God for wisdom, and God had richly granted it to him in every area of his life, including his money. These words of wisdom are written down for us in the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. As we dive into the subject of generosity, Solomon’s wisdom will be our guide when it comes to personal finances. Having the right perspective on wealth, and learning basic financial principles is a key to being bale to do the things that God puts on our hearts to do.

Over the next three weeks, we’ll come to a better understanding of why generosity opens the door to mission and ministry in our lives and in our church.


This weeks message from Steve Carpenter is from our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 


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A Bigger Christmas – 3

Christmas may be bigger than we imagine!


This weeks message from Jeff Gautney is from our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 


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Christmas with Dignity 2017 – Recap

A church that is “for” their community is constantly praying for their town and pursuing the best for the culture around them. Gateway serves our community because, as Christians, we have been served in the greatest way by Jesus. Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered for Christmas with Dignity 2017!

A Bigger Christmas – 2

Christmas may be bigger than we imagine!


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A Bigger Christmas

Christmas is a big deal.

Every year, millions of dollars and countless hours are spent preparing for this day and the days leading up to it. Decorations, gifts, parties, and food dominate the scene, and every year it seems to get bigger and bigger. What would you say if I told you that Christmas needs to be even BIGGER? What if Christmas means a whole lot more than we really give it credit for?

In the words of the great scholar, The Grinch:

“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags! And he puzzled and puzzled, till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t Coe from a store. Maybe Christmas. . .perhaps. . .means a little bit more.”

Of course, we realize that Christmas isn’t really about all the glitzy lights and gifts. We know that it is about the birth of Jesus. I wonder if it’s even bigger than that? Do we really understand HOW BIG Christmas really is? It’s about even more than the birth of a baby or a quaint story. Its about more that a silent night and singing angels. IN fact, if we really grasp the enormity of Christmas, we will never see it the same way again Christmas is a big deal.

Maybe bigger than you’ve ever imagined.


This weeks message from Steve Carpenter is from our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 


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