Helping the Poor

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. […]

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 Develop the Right Perspective For Helping Others

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With Thanksgiving having now passed and Christmas fast approaching, many people will offer well wishes to others. You will hear many cries of  “Happy Holidays” and “Merry Christmas” over the next month or so. I’m not sure if it’s the eggnog, pretty lights, or the prospect of getting great gifts, but we probably smile more […]

Helping the Poor – How Eager Are You?

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Why is it that we tend to be very charitable toward people, as long as it doesn’t get messy!? The vast majority of American Evangelicals don’t mind giving whatever change they have in their pockets to a homeless person, just so they’ll leave them alone. Or, they’d simply rather write a check to the church so the clergy can do […]

5 Reasons Why You’re (Probably) Not as Generous as You Should Be!

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I’m constantly struck by how many times the Bible mentions  helping the poor and needy! What kills me is that I read that and think to myself, why is it that I’m not as concerned as I should be when it comes to helping the poor, weak and marginalized members of society? If God has such a huge heart […]

Who Should Take the Lead in Helping the Poor?

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It would be a very rare thing to find a Christian that does not think that we should help the poor. However, there are many different opinions amongst Christians about whose responsibility it is to help the poor. Yes, all Christians have a responsibility to be compassionate, caring, and always ready to help those in […]

This Week in Personal Finance – April 24, 2010

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Another week in the books. It’s hard to believe that we are heading into the last week of April and May is sneaking up quickly! I got my grill set up last weekend and had my first meal of the season – Smothered Grilled Chicken with Asparugus and Sweet Potato Wedges! It was de-lish! Maybe […]

How Should We Help the Poor?

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My post called What’s the Best Way to Help the Poor is up today over at Christian Personal Finance.  I wanted to provide a link to it from here because I had a lot of fun writing that post and wanted to also start a good discussion over there as well. Sometimes the very things we think […]

This Week in Personal Finance – January 29, 2010

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Another week “in the books”.  I can’t believe it’s almost February already. This was a fun week on R2 – if you didn’t check out my mom’s guest post on marriage you should! Anyways, This Week in Personal Finance takes a look at interesting articles, posts and news from the past week in the personal finance […]