Prosperity theology teaches that God will bless with material abundance and good health those who obey him and lay claim to his promises. “We don’t have to wait for God’s blessing in the life to come,” it promises. “He’ll send it to us here and now.”
Resources: money management
Note: To understand these profiles, you should first be familiar with the biblical concepts presented in The Practice of Tithing as the Minimum Standard of Christian Giving
The Situation: Bill and Donna are in their mid-thirties. Bill has steady work as a salesman, but there always seems to be too much month left at the end of their money.
Bill and Donna sincerely intend to put in the offering box whatever’s left at the end of the month. But, between house payments and bills and occasionally socking a little something into savings, there’s just never anything left. They ...
- Mon, Mar 29, 2010
- Money and Giving
Note: An edited and reduced version of this presentation was given in Atlanta at the Strategic Giving Seminar, sponsored by the Maclellan Foundation. A second message was given the next day, Nineteen questions to ask Before you Give to any Organization.
Turn in your Bibles to Matthew 13:44. Here we find a single verse that captures the heart and soul of following Christ:
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”
Question from a reader:
I am leading a class of young families at my church and we are presently talking about how to teach your children about money. What are your answers to the following questions?
Answers from Randy Alcorn’s book Money, Possessions and Eternity:
1. What age is an appropriate age to teach children about money?
This is really a family decision that you should ask God to give you wisdom about. Ages may vary.
Randy gave his two daughters the three jars bank when they were 7 and 5 years of age.
2. What is the balance ...
- Wed, Mar 17, 2010
- Money and Giving
Giving infuses life with joy. It interjects an eternal dimension into even the most ordinary day. That’s just one reason you couldn’t pay me enough not to give. The joy Nanci and I experience comes in envisioning what God is doing in people’s lives for eternity through what we’ve given to Him.