Generosity

Are These 3 Objections Keeping You From Giving to the Poor?

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I came across this post regarding objections to giving to the poor. Giving to the poor always seems to be one of those sticky issues that polarize, but that needn’t be the case. Giving, especially to the poor, when rightly filtered through the lens of the Gospel, is a great way to glorify God and […]

A Powerful Personal Finance Lesson From An Old Decadent City

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Don’t you love how God uses tiny, seemingly insignificant verses in the Bible to blow you away sometimes? Whenever he does this, it’s kind of like finding a diamond in the rough. He did this not too long ago for me with a little verse in Ezekiel, and I was reminded of it again yesterday. […]

3 Powerful Things John Wesley Teaches Us About Money

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John Wesley was an 18th century English preacher who focused on the justification by faith as well as social issues like prison reform and slavery abolition.  He began small groups of believers throughout England that focused not only on gaining scriptural knowledge, but also personal holiness and discipleship. He and his brother Charles were instrumental in […]

Dear God, Save Us From Ourselves

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Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. We scratch and claw for more money, more wealth, more stuff, and yet ironically it doesn’t satisfy. We think money will be the key to all our problems. And then, just as we get a little more we realize…we need a little more. Fidelity recently conducted a survey analyzing […]

Managing Your Money In Light Of The Gospel Part 3: Imitators Of Christ – Willing To Give Up All

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This is our third article in a series that takes a look at how a proper understanding of the gospel should influence how we manage our finances. In the first article, we examined the fact that we are now slaves of Christ, and merely stewards of God’s resources. Then, in the second article, we took […]

Managing Your Money In Light Of The Gospel Part 2: Grace And Gratitude

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This is our second article in a series that takes a look at how a proper understanding of the gospel should influence how we manage our finances. In the first article, we examined the fact that we are now slaves of Christ, and merely stewards of God’s resources. Now, we will take a look at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Things You Should Consider For Your 2011 Payroll Tax Savings

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As we are probably all aware, the federal government passed the tax cut extension at the end of last year. Part of that extension was the payroll tax break that provides a 2% payroll tax cut for employees, which would result in tax relief of an estimated $120 billion for workers. This means we get more in […]