Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 6:24-34 about the birds of the air and the lilies of the field is the basis for this Bible study that looks at the corrosive influence of wealth on our lives. Good for group study or your personal reflection. Insight from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. (Photo: publicdomainpictures.net)
Simplicity is seeking first the Kingdom of God, Karen Wingate asserts in her Bible study on simple living. In it she looks at a number of topics that point to how Christians can discover simple living as a spiritual discipline.
Messages are woven throughout the Bible about stewardship and how we are responsible for the proper use and management of everything God has entrusted to us. This study guide from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, explores.
Stewardship campaigns love to quote Paul in 2 Corinthians 9:7, that “God loves a cheerful giver.” You see it on stickers and posters and refrigerator magnets. It may sound cheesy on the surface, but the phrase has some profound implications for Christian stewards. From Biblestudytools.com.
We don’t make God richer when we tithe. Rather, it’s we who become richer because our generous giving in the name of God frees us from the negative influence that money has on our lives. This Bible study from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod helps you explore. (Photo: Tax Credits, Creative Commons)
When planning your children’s Sunday school lessons for the 2021-22 school year, be sure to include a class on generosity! This “Heart of Giving” lesson from ministry-to-children.com looks at two people in Mark’s Gospel with very different attitudes towards money. (Photo: Kathie Luther, Creative Commons)
The Lutheran Church’s standard offering prayers provide a gateway to understanding the basics of stewardship. This article and study guide from Living Lutheran magazine explores the idea in a format perfect for individuals or groups.
Whether it was Roman-era coinage or it is today’s dollars and cents – no matter the currency – Jesus had plenty to say about money. It’s been said that Jesus talked more about money and wealth than he did about anything except the Kingdom of God. (Photo: Daniel R. Bloom, Creative Commons)
Biblical stewardship involves both faithful living and faithful giving, writes author and theologian Mark Allan Powell, in this bible study that explores how we acquire, regard, manage, and spend our money, as well as give it away. From the United Church of Canada. (Photo: WellfordT, Bigstockphoto.com)
How are you equipping youth in your congregation to talk about, manage, and steward financial resources? Instead of avoiding the topic, try this youth group lesson that uses Matthew 6:19-21, 24 along with games, teaching time, and discussion. You might also want to adapt this lesson for an intergenerational learning opportunity. (Photo: Creative Commons, Thanks!)