Giving

Is It Possible To Give Too Much?

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Can we ever give too much—to church, to charity, to other people? Usually the question goes in the opposite direction—we don’t give enough. I’ll admit that on the surface this question seems almost ridiculous, but it is actually possible to give too much. Also, we have to be careful that we don’t attach subjective numbers […]

I Can’t Tithe Because I Have No Money

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What is tithing? In its simplest form, tithing means to give a tenth of your income to God. This is usually given to a church, but in some cases it is given to para-church organizations that meet the spiritual needs of the giver.  Tithing is both an act of faith and a response to God’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Things Christians Must Do With Their Money

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Let’s face it.  If you live in America, you are rich. Sure, there are exceptions like those who can’t afford food or shelter, but generally speaking, if you compare yourself to others around the world, you are filthy rich. American Christians are among the wealthiest believers to have ever lived! There’s nothing wrong with being rich, but […]

5 Ways You Can Become More Generous

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Generosity should be one of the leading marks of any Christian. Yet, so many of us are tight-fisted when it comes to our finances. Why is that? Part of the reason, in my opinion, is that money is our idol! If we were really honest with ourselves, we’d admit that we love it.  We live […]

How to Handle an Abundance of Wealth

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If you one day find yourself in the fortunate position of coming upon a large sum of wealth, you may be at a loss for what to do with it. Sure there are plenty of choices: spend it, save it, invest it, and so on, but what if these options aren’t enough? Is there some […]

Christian Finance – A Blueprint For Getting Your Financial House in Order

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This was an original post I did over at ChristianPF – you can check it out in its entirety there. My wife and I recently built a new home and moved in a few months ago.  It feels good to be done with the process! There are some good financial lessons to be learned from building […]