Should Christians Sell Everything They Have?

A few weeks ago we started a series on the Rich Young Ruler.  Unfortunately, the holidays and scheduling issues inhibited me from completing that series.  Post #1: Rich Young Ruler: Challenging Bible Verses About Money Post #2: Rich Young Man Bible Study: What’s The Meaning? Today we tackle the final question – must I go and sell everything I have? Three Important Reminders 1.  The … [Read more...]

70 New Testament Bible Verses About Money

Several weeks ago I finished my 2009 through the Bible reading plan.  Starting in the New Testament I copied and pasted verses, stories, and chapters that relate to money.  Download your own free 2010 Bible reading plan today.  All passage were copied from The Libronix Digital Library System, The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Ge 16:13-14). Grand … [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Teach About Investing?

The Bible has little to say directly in reference to investing.  Nevertheless, there are a lot of general biblical principles that can help guide the Christian investor.  Investing can be a means of: Faithfully using your resources (Mt. 25:14-30) Ensuring the provisional needs of your family (1 Tim. 5:8). Matthew 25:14-30 records the words of the well known Parable of the … [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Teach About Saving Money?

This post is a continuation of my Faith Foundations Series.  I’m attempting to lay out my foundational beliefs to help you know what makes this a Christian blog.  Currently I am addressing what does the Bible say about … questions.  Last week we addressed the question what does the Bible say about work?  As a reminder, for simplicity I am keeping my comments to a maximum of one page Word … [Read more...]

Rich Young Man Bible Study: What’s The Meaning?

A few weeks ago we looked at the story of the Rich Young Ruler and answered the question what does it say?  In this second part we want to explore answers to the question – what does it mean?  Next week we will answer the question, how does it apply to me? What Is the Meaning Of the Story? The Rich Ruler This story is primarily about allegiances. Who does this man follow? Though he … [Read more...]

3 Biblical Reasons to Work

In 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 Paul prides himself in his hard work. Paul was a tent maker (Acts 18:1-3) and spoke frequently how this working morning and night was a blessing to God’s church (1 Cor. 4:12, 1 Cor. 9:6, 2 Cor. 6:5, 2 Cor. 11:23, 1 Thess. 2:9). Three Biblical Reasons to Work? 1. Christians work because of the God ordained relationship between working and eating. Matthew 4:4 says man … [Read more...]

Rich Young Ruler: Challenging Bible Verses About Money

Rich (Young) Man: Matthew 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30 For the sake of brevity,this study will focus only on Mark’s account. This study will be shared in three separate posts. Part I (This post) – What does it say? Part II – What does it mean? Part III – How does it apply to me? The Rich Ruler in the Bible The Question It is important to determine the tone of the question. So … [Read more...]

Are Some Money Topics Unrelated to the Bible?

The Money Tree I hope the money tree will help you catch a glimpse of why it is important to write practical application posts.  Jesus, in all his teachings about money, was helping establish the foundation or our roots with money.  If the tree is not connected to those roots it dies.  Financial failure happens not when you make a bad investing choices or a  poor credit decision, but when your … [Read more...]

Dealing With Challenging Bible Verses About Money

I think there are some hard Bible verses to understand exactly what God wants us to do with our money. 5 Hard Bible Verses About Money There are some Bible verses about money that Christians find it difficult to know exactly how to understand and apply them.  In this upcoming series we will deal with the following five Bible stories that relate to finances: Rich (Young) Man: Matthew … [Read more...]