• Biblical,  money,  Thoughts/Reflections,  Tough stuff

    The One About Giving

    Let’s be honest, most ministry activities and the things we do as churches require resources – they require money. Sometimes the amount of money necessary appears on boards positioned at the front of the sanctuary. Sometimes it is only visible in the quarterly finance reports. No matter what, it is an unavoidable truth that churches and ministries need money to operate, and the Bible gives some very clear instruction on giving. I’ve heard it stated more than once that Jesus spoke more about money than he did about any other single subject. I honestly haven’t looked too deeply into that supposed “fact” but he certainly didn’t avoid talking about it…

  • money,  Sermon/Devotional

    Money Matters

    Photo courtesy of McGoo84 And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails; they will receive you into the eternal dwellings. Luke 16:9Unless you’re talking about making more of it very few people like to talk about money, especially in a church setting. To be sure, giving is a private matter between a person and God and we will see more of that later. However, the issue of how we view and handle our earthly resources is not only a matter of discipleship it is also something that Jesus addressed frequently during His earthly ministry. Some have estimated…

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