Bible on Money

The Joy of Hard Work, Luke 19:12-27

by Kent on July 21, 2014

This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 19:12-27, is about hard work. Modern society’s view of work, doesn’t always agree with scripture, so let’s see what the Bible has to say. He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 19:8-9. In the preceding verses, we see Zacchaeus a tax collector, following Jesus, and immediately is compelled regarding his financial life. 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 18:17. In this verse, and the one that follows it (Luke 18:17 – 25), Jesus is giving clues about how to receive the Kingdom of God, and how money can be an obstacle. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 18:9-14. In these verses Jesus warns us to not base our relationship with him on living a good life and tithing. To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 17:28-35. These verses describe the return of Jesus, but almost every teaching about them teaches the wrong things. It is not about rapture but how we live our lives, day-to-day, and where our hearts are focused. 28 “It was the same in the days of […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 17:5-10. These verses seems to indicate how hard work, obedience, and a servant-like attitude are linked to the type of faith that moves trees and mountains. Jesus was responding to the request of the apostles to increase their faith, but His two responses seem […]

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The Rich Man and Lazarus, Luke 16:19-31

by Kent on April 1, 2014

This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 16:19-31, a story Jesus told to address the concept of large wealth and its implications to salvation. 19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 16:10-13. In the verses previous to these, Jesus illustrated his approval of a shrewd and dishonest manager to communicate wisdom, but he immediately followed it with a strong directive to be honest with money and possessions. These are heart surgery verses, and Jesus is a most […]

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Parable of the Shrewd Manager, Luke 16: 1-9

by Kent on February 24, 2014

This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 16:1-9. The Parable of the Shrewd Manager is a strange parable, one many Biblical scholars debate about; however, it teaches a unique message to financially unwise believers. 1 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 15:11-32. The Parable of the Prodigal Son is the most written and preached about parable. Perhaps you know this parable for showing the grace God extends to us; the image of God running to us when we have turned towards him in our life journey. […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 14:25-35. Have you ever wondered what’s the single greatest obstacle for most people to manage their finances well? Good Biblical financial management is defined as first having the right principles: God is the owner and we are temporary stewards. Second, it is defined as 5 […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 14:7-14. Jesus uses the parable of the wedding feast to counsel us about humility and blessing the poor. 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 8 “When someone invites you to a […]

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#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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I am not an expert in the extensive and important subject of worship; however I do think that most of us have a limited scope of this topic and we neglect to consider the role of money in worship.  Is worshiping something we do when we go to our place of faith once a week, […]

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You May Have Financial Difficulty

by Kent on May 30, 2013

How encouraging is that title?  I talk to people all of the time who are struggling with finances. Its hard to go through financial difficulty, when you remember prosperity and abundance Bible verses, and while we live in the great land of the American Dream; a glittery  Disney Land like consumerism driven world. Maybe they have done […]

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Does Less Money Mean More Happiness?

by Kent on May 17, 2013

Rather than consider how much money we need to be happy, why not turn the question on its head and think about how too much money could make us unhappy. It may be a cliché, but there is truth in the saying, “money can’t buy happiness.” In a recent study profiled on the New York […]

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The Pros and Cons of Gambling

by Kent on March 8, 2013

Gambling has been more in the news it seems over the last few years, as more states legalize its various forms. A couple of weeks ago it was reported that the ex-mayor of San Diego, Maureen O’Connor, lost over a billion dollars playing video poker. In this era of a rapidly growing gambling industry, we […]

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Getting Financially Fit For Life

by Kent on January 25, 2013

The past weekend my Pastor, Rich Nathan, of Vineyard Columbus preached an outstanding sermon about money, called Getting Financially Fit for Life. Click the link to watch, listen to, or read it. You can easily download it onto your device for podcast listening too. He taught quite a bit out of Matthew 6:19-21, 24-33. I […]

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Do You Worry About Money?

by Kent on December 7, 2012

Can you imagine what it would feel like if you had one day without worries? Does the thought of not having enough money worry you?  Are you anxious about what would happen if you lost your job? Are you fearful that when retirement comes, that you won’t have enough or you will run out of […]

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150 Thanksgiving Bible Verses

by Kent on November 20, 2012

  Last week I wrote an article Financial Thanksgiving commenting about the linkage to having a thankful attitude and financial health. Today I have listed 150 Bible verses with the words thank, thanks or thanksgiving that Dr. Stuart Collins, Emeritus professor, Electrical Engineering at The Ohio Stave University assembled. I wish you a great Thanksgiving!

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