Series: Living Generously

This two week meditation will help you learn how to give, joyfully and generously. Jeff Munroe of Western Theological Seminary helps us discover what the Bible says about giving. He shows us why giving matters, and how to give more joyfully.

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In What (or Whom) Do You Trust?

Read: Matthew 6:24-34 No one can serve two masters. (v. 24) On the way to church one Sunday morning, our six-year-old daughter said, “I need some money for the Sunday school

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The God of Abundance

Read: Matthew 14:13-21 And they all ate and were satisfied. (v. 20) When it comes to how Christians should relate to their money, I’m uncomfortable with the word stewardship. That may

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Do Something!

Read: Matthew 25:14-30 Enter into the joy of your master. (v. 21) The parable of the talents in Matthew 25 is one of the most often-used stewardship texts. I’ve heard of

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The Stewardship of Pain

Read: Matthew 25:14-30 I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. (v. 25) A compelling nonfinancial interpretation of the parable of the talents comes from the

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What is Money For?

Read: Luke 16:1-10 Make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth. (v. 9) I pay special attention to every sermon I hear on this text, and without fail the pastor

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The Last Cent

Read: Mark 12:38-44 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins. (v. 42) Context is crucial when interpreting Scripture, and I’ve included a few verses preceding the story

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The Man Who Couldn’t Let Go

Read: Mark 10:17-31 Sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. (v. 21) One of the problems with

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Send It Ahead

Read: Matthew 6:19-34 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth. (v. 19) My wife and I lived in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2010. When we decided to return

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Leave Something Behind

Read: Deuteronomy 24:19-22 You shall not go back to get it. (v. 19) My wife and I have been married for more than 30 years, and I suppose for any couple