November is the month of thanksgiving, so take a deep dive into what the Apostle Paul says about gratitude and the Christian life. Paul describes it as a core element of faith. From Crosswalk.com. (Photo: Vistamommy, Creative Commons)
Many Christians mistakenly believe that Jesus and the witness of the Bible is anti-wealth. But a closer examination shows a teaching about not only the perils but also the opportunities and responsibilities of money. From Crosswalk.com.
Lots of faithful people struggle with money, especially in an unsettled economy climate like today’s. But three clear principles can help families get on track and stay there. From Crosswalk.com.
Perfect for self-study or small-group exploration, this article from Crosswalk.com gives a handy overview of Scripture references about money and wealth. It draws practical guidance for a walk of faith. (Photo: John Guccione, Pexels)
Paul urged his readers to make giving a natural and regular part of their Christian walk. He saw it as a way for believers to care for each other and to stay unified in purpose. Here, from Crosswalk.com, are five lessons for your consideration.
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)
Tithing takes serious commitment. But if we invite people to give a hefty portion of their hard-earned income, even for the greatest cause in the world, we need to teach them not only how but also why doing so is in their best interest. Thoughtful essay from Joe McKeever. (Photo: Tax Credits, Creative Commons)
With so many moving parts to ministry — worship planning, visitation, keeping up the building and grounds, youth programs, Christian education, and on and on — it’s easy to lose track of the financial machinery that keeps everything moving. Here are some great tips on how your congregation can be money savvy. From Crosswalk.com. (Photo: […]
If you’re a tithing skeptic, you probably want to skip this. This is for church leaders who believe that giving a minimum of one-tenth of their income to the Lord’s church is a) scriptural, b) necessary to support the work, and c) an essential part of growing in Christlikeness. From Crosswalk.com. (Photo: Woodleywonderworks, Creative Commons)
Can anybody ever learn enough biblical stewardship? I don’t think so, either. Crosswalk.com offers a really good weekly stewardship Bible study that you can get delivered right to your email box! Each study starts with a brief passage from scripture, offers a stewardship reflection, and then some questions for thought and prayer. From the NIV […]