Ecclesiastes 5:10-20, Luke 12:13-21: Enjoy All in Christ

In the realm of wealth, we listen today to an expert.  The teacher is Solomon, the wealthiest king of Israel.  To put his life in modern terms—he owned cars, houses, […]

Malachi 3:6-10

A tale from India records the chronicle of a frightened mouse.  So terrified is he of cats, he is too afraid to venture out.  So, a wizard agrees to convert […]

1 King 17:7-16, Mark 12:38-44, 1 Timothy 6:17-19: Christ’s Stewardship for Us

The problem with the money in our lives is not the money, but how we handle it.  We think, “Now if only we had more money, we could live!”  We […]

Luke 7:36-8:3: Generous Giving is not Accidental

Today, Scripture came to us and told us of a woman, a generous one.  She expressed a deep devotion and affection toward Jesus in her generosity, by anointing His feet […]

Our Life with God, Lesson 6: Helping the Poor and Stewardship

We earlier looked at vocation—serving others in our everyday lives.  For this to happen well, it requires managing what we have in a good way.  Thus, a look into stewardship […]

Deuteronomy 26:1-11: Remember!

Church was cancelled because of weather on February 14.  Not wanting to skip the first Sunday in Lent, we observed that Sunday on Feb 21.  However, our pastor was away, […]

2 Corinthians, Lesson 14: God the Source and God the Receiver

Christian giving flows from God’s grace changing us by the Gospel. Flowing from Christ’s gifts to us, the Christian gives as he is able. This flows from grace, not guilt. […]

2 Corinthians, Lesson 13: The Delegation Coming to Corinth

Unlike some of our translations, what Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 (last week’s lesson) began and ended with God’s grace. Paul finished vs. 9 opened ended, moving from Jesus’ […]

2 Corinthians, Lesson 12: Overflowing Grace from God Channeled by God’s People

Having expressed the joy that the Corinthian Christians were able to give to Paul through Titus, Paul now tells the Corinthians what God has been doing in the churches of […]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 28: Conclusion

Paul now transitions to his conclusion, by saying “now concerning.” This was Paul’s way of responding to questions that he had received from the Corinthian congregation, as he did earlier […]