December 2013

#1 Question: Should we strive to be godly, so that we will become financially rich? Answer: If our motive in following Christ is money, we need to turn from that way of thinking. 1 Timothy 6:3 – 5  If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 12:13 – 21, Jesus’ talking to us about worrying whether our needs will be met. Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is […]

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Do you ever worry about the costs of groceries, whether you will have enough money for the food you need, or the food you like to eat? In a moment, we will review a low cost option people are using today to have enough food, good variety and at a low cost. But first, think […]

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I dislike shopping; crowds, traffic, and confusion, however I love to be creative. So when I got this idea for a gift, my heart leapt for joy!   This year, on one side of our family, we are doing a minimal gift exchange for $25. It is so hard to come up with a good […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 12:13 – 21, some have titled the Parable of the Rich Fool, where we see Jesus teaching about putting our hope in money. Interestingly, he discusses it in the context of two common situations of abundant wealth; inheriting and retirement. Someone in the crowd […]

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This couple took a financial education class 3 years ago in the Fall of 2010, and it dramatically changed the course of their lives; in ministry and careers, as well as marriage. The work to improve finances is hard, but it is worth it, as this story demonstrates. “God used the financial ministry at Vineyard […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 11:46, and is about ground level social justice. Jesus replied, “And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them. This morning at the […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 11:37-41,  about Jesus connecting serving the poor and having a clean heart. When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table. But the Pharisee was surprised when he noticed that Jesus did not […]

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