Money, Grace and Giving (p2)

This article was first published on my church website   In the last article we started to explore the provocative words of Jesus found in Matthew 6:19-33. We saw how: We will never have a healthy relationship with money until we have a healthy perspective on eternity. We will never have a healthy relationship with money if we think it doesn’t get any deeper than the latest iPhone … Continue reading Money, Grace and Giving (p2)

Money, Grace and Giving (p2)

This Article was first published on my Church Website. Yesterday, I showed how Jesus spoke a lot about three interrelated words: Money, Grace and Giving. Of his parables 42% are directly related to money and possessions and I’m convinced Jesus spoke so much about these subjects because he wanted us to see the powerful relationship between the heart’s affections and the purse strings. Eternity needs to be our focus Let’s now … Continue reading Money, Grace and Giving (p2)

Money, Grace and Giving

The following is an article I first posted on my church website In the next few articles, I’m going to be speaking about three interrelated words: Money, Grace and Giving. Now as soon as you read the words Money and Giving (and conveniently forget the middle word Grace), there are likely to be few reactions going off in people’s hearts: Oh no, not another set of articles about money Oh, I’m so glad Adam is writing about this … Continue reading Money, Grace and Giving

Give us today our (not my) daily bread

Have you ever noticed that in the Lords Prayer, Jesus doesn’t invite us to pray for my daily needs but rather ours. Before dismissed as ‘symantics’ or word games, consider this story from Mother Teresa: “I will never forget the night an old gentleman came to our house and said that there was a family with eight children and they had not eaten, and could … Continue reading Give us today our (not my) daily bread

1 in 300: What does Life Church teach about giving

I’m often asked, What do you teach about giving? and Do you believe in tithing? Here are my answers: We don’t talk much about tithing at Life Church. To be clear, tithing is a biblical idea, and even Jesus honoured the Pharisees for their commitment to tithing their mint, dill and cumin. However Jesus also said ‘Woe to you’ – in modern language, ‘Buddy, you’re in trouble!’  Why? Because they had neglected … Continue reading 1 in 300: What does Life Church teach about giving