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Managing Your Money In Light Of The Gospel Part 1: Slaves And Stewards

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When trying to understand money management from a biblical perspective, the most important thing to consider is our salvation. Fully understanding the gospel is the key to money management that obeys the command to honor the Lord with your finances! There are various aspects of our salvation that should drive how we handle our personal […]

The Great Paradox of Generosity (And Why It’s So Hard to Believe)

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In my time with God this morning I read through Philippians and came across a great passage about generosity that I wanted to share. Sometimes I view giving as something I give up (money, time, possessions) rather than something I gain (joy, treasure in heaven, satisfaction).   Can you relate to that? Now don’t get me […]

How to Remove the Temptation to Rob God

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Just about every Friday, I meet with a friend for prayer, accountability, and fellowship.  We talk about our struggles and take our spiritual temperatures every week.  I leave encouraged and challenged to live more like Christ. Today I want to help us think about temptation in our own lives regarding money, and how to overcome temptation […]

Can You Fight Money Idols by Becoming a Better Neighbor?

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I recently listened to a sermon by Tim Keller called Neighbors.  Keller speaks extensively on the topic of gospel neighboring, and has really challenged me over the last two years with my views of what it means to be a Christian who loves God and loves neighbors as themselves. Keller defines gospel neighboring as, “Sacrificially […]

Justice and Mercy Through Business

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I recently read Generous Justice, by Pastor Timothy Keller.  It’s a book that offers an understanding of the Bible’s call for justice and mercy in today’s society. In Chapter 6, How Should We Do Justice, Keller tells a story of a business man he knows who took seriously the call to live out Micah 6:8: “…What […]

What Jonathan Edwards Teaches Us About Giving to the Poor (Part 2)

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A couple weeks ago we started looking at the teaching of Jonathan Edwards on money and giving to the poor.  In part 1 we saw Edwards’ challenge to think more deeply about the poor and how our giving could be done more: Generously Cheerfully, and Dutifully For a man who lived nearly three centuries ago, he offers some great insight […]

Being Thrifty Without Letting Go of Extravagance

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What words describe God and his economy? Big spender. High roller. Spendthrift. These certainly aren’t words we would choose to describe God. Cheapskate. Penny-pincher. Tightwad. None of these words would seem to fit either. So what words would describe God and his economy? One way to find out would be to look at nature. After […]

What Jonathan Edwards Teaches Us About Giving to the Poor (Part 1)

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Jonathan Edwards is perhaps the greatest American preacher to have ever lived.  It’s hard to find someone more often quoted, referenced, and revered in American church history than Edwards. Most famous for his, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” sermon, Edwards had a deep compassion for the poor. Though he lived nearly 300 […]

The #1 Money Myth You (Probably) Fall For – And How to Overcome It

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Money myths are all around us. From “Smart people are wealthier” to “Giving money away will hinder you financially” to “Buy term and invest the rest“.  Money myths have a way of making their way into society and becoming socially accepted beliefs without an understanding of the truth. But there is one money myth that […]

Radical Generosity in a Sea of Stinginess

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I’ve talked a lot about generosity on this site.  It’s kind of a “pet” topic of mine simply because I believe it should be a hallmark trait of Christians around the globe. I’m sure many of us would tend to think we are generous people.  After all, we tip 20% at restaurants, give money regularly […]

4 Things The Apostle Paul Teaches Us About Money

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The Apostle Paul is the most well-known Christian missionary. He was beaten, persecuted, shipwrecked, and thrown into prison numerous times for his faith, yet wrote half of the New Testament! Most of the church doctrine you see today is either a direct or indirect result of Paul’s writings.  Paul was an amazing and gifted man […]

Are You Chasing the American Dream? Maybe It’s Time You Stop!

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The American Dream represents everything we could ever want or ask for in this life, right? Not so fast!  It’s not that the American Dream is bad – in fact, who wouldn’t want material success and prosperity. We all do, to a degree. But there’s a big irony about the American Dream – most folks mortgage […]