In my early ministry I struggled with “asking for money.” My conscience plagued me: If I truly trusted God, I would not need to lower myself to ask. Plus, I did not relish the idea of people saying “NO!”Read More
In the male-dominated Jewish culture, what caused these women to show up at a post-resurrection prayer meeting with Jesus’ male disciples? Who were they? We find them a few days earlier at Jesus’ crucifixion.Read More
Jesus spoke about tithing, but only twice. Does He teach tithing as the standard? Let’s look at the two passages.Read More
Nowhere does Jesus condemn the rich for being rich. Nor does Paul. The problem is wanting to be rich. Not possessing wealth, but longing for it leads to trouble—big trouble—as we shall see.
Three things must be said about this passage. (1 Timothy 6:9-10)Read More
Imagine John the Baptist submitting his budget to the mission committee at a church: “Wow, John, you’re frugal—locusts and wild honey don’t cost much!” Now imagine Jesus submitting his budget: “Wow, Jesus, your line item for eating with tax collectors is quite high!”Read More
Did Jesus even think about money? Or did He float along day after day doing miraculous ministry, unconcerned about the “dailies” of life? Here are some behind the scenes snapshots. While Jesus...Read More
Guest Blog written by Myles Wilson
They asked if I’d help them explore examples in scripture where people were supported to be involved in God’s Kingdom work.
As we looked at 1 Kings 17, where God used ravens to provide for Elijah and then used the widow in Zarephath, one of the guys asked, What’s the widow got to do with it? Why is she even in the story?Read More
If Jesus was poor—how poor? Homeless? An itinerant beggar? Or was He wealthy?Read More
I have been meditating on the Lord’s prayer the last few days. Have you noticed that the Lord’s prayer is primarily asking? It contains six requests:
Our Father who is in heaven...Read More