Jesus on Money

Money does not determine your character, it reveals it. Both generosity and greed are found among the rich and poor alike.  This week the Powerball lottery jackpot is at an all-time high- over one billion dollars! People are literally lining up to purchase lottery tickets in hopes of overnight riches! Jesus spoke often of money, and explained why – because “where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” Jesus warned that we not fall into the endless trap of accumulating possessions. He wasn’t speaking against saving money, but against the… Read More

Four Things I’ve Learned About Money

Every Tuesday I meet with a group of guys at Starbucks to read the Word, journal what God is saying to us, and pray together. I’ve been doing that nearly every week for probably 15 years or more.  Not only am I personally encouraged by the conversation among these guys, it also is a testimony to every person who walks in for coffee!  I have a friend who is a barista there. I’ve known him since he was in high school. Now he is in his early twenties, has been married for… Read More

What Are the Things Money Can’t Buy?

Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1 NLT) Character and integrity are rare commodities, the value of which cannot be expressed monetarily. Money can buy a house, but character builds a home. Money can make you popular, but character provides true friendship. Money can buy position, but character earns respect. Wealth of resources and depth of character are not mutually exclusive. I know poor people with and without great character. I know integrous people with and without resources. The… Read More