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Living

Extravagant Life

with how the Lord had spoken to me and this was the

And so every Sunday as soon as I finish preaching, I fly

confirmation that we must.

somewhere in the United States to preach the gospel. It was a challenge, but our family made the commitment

We called our church family together and all the

to sacrifice extravagantly together.

professionals of real estate and we deeded our home to the church so that it could be sold and the offering

On Commitment Sunday, one of the ushers asked my

could be used to expand the mission of God in the

six-year-old daughter, “What are you giving to the Lord

world.

today?” She answered, “My daddy”. She gets it. she understands. A nation must hear the gospel and it costs

I believe God is going to bless us with, at some point

something. It has to be precious to us and then it will be

in our lives, another home. But God knows, because

pleasing to others. Yes, it may be perplexing to some but

extravagant giving and living is a lifestyle.

it will ultimately be pleasing to Christ.

We lived a year without a salary, given our home away,

There are 80,000 people a day who perish into eternity

emptied our life savings, our kids’ college money and all.

without Jesus. Mediocrity in extravagance is not

We brought a cheque, my children brought their piggy

enough. If the Church could move into a place of

banks and we gave it as an act of obedience to the Lord.

extravagant giving and devotion, it would capture the

On 9 July 2006, our family were penniless paupers. But

heart of God and be a catalyst to reach the nations.

God provided for us supernaturally over those years and here we are at another level.

If Trinity could move today to a level of extravagance that you have never been, something would happen

Our church is trying to purchase this 140 acres of land

in this room; an aroma would fill this room. It will be

and God asked me, “Lead the way, give the largest

noticed in heaven and celebrated around the world.

offering of your life!” I said “God, how can I? I’ve given a salary and I’ve given my home and I have nothing left!” In the first journey He taught me about trust and

yan Jarrrett is the Se enior Pastor of Northplace Pastor Bry

obedience. With my home, He taught me about

Church in Sachse,, Texas.

extravagance and right now, He’s teaching me about

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the power of the ordinary. As it was with Moses, who said, “It’s just a rod, it’s just a stick”, God said to me, “What do you have in your hand? Take that gift to communicate and for the next two years work tirelessly.”

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