Category Archives: Stewardship

Matthew 19

Matthew 19   The Kingdom of God is sometimes thought of as some sort of “out there” or “up there” reality. It’s the stuff of heaven, an unclarified vision of eternity to come. But when Jesus teaches on the Kingdom, … Continue reading

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Matthew 6

Reading for Monday, June 18: Matthew 6 Upon careful reading, you realize the assumptions Jesus makes in the Sermon on the Mount. “When you give to the needy,” (v2); “when you pray,” (v5); “when you fast,” (v16). Jesus assumes that … Continue reading

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James 5

Reading for Friday, June 8: James 5 James continues his treatise on economy, this time turning to address the rich. His language is stunning, even biting, especially to American ears. What are we to make of his indictment? “Come now, … Continue reading

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James 4

Reading for Thursday, June 7: James 4 At one level, James is an economist. He writes in James 4 about an economy of deficiency at work in each of us. The cause of our quarreling and bickering and warring — … Continue reading

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Luke 19

Reading for Thursday, March 29: Luke 19 In Luke 19, our journey to Jerusalem comes to an end. But not before a final redemption story and parable. The redemption story: Zacchaeus, the wealthy chief tax collector, a known swindler. He … Continue reading

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Luke 12

Reading for Tuesday, March 20: Luke 12 Jesus continues to expand our definition of discipleship with His teaching in this chapter. We might outline the chapter this way: vv1-3: Disciples are authentic (contrasted by the hypocrisy of the Pharisees) vv4-7: … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount 26

The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light … Continue reading

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