Start by reading Matthew 25:31-46
One of the questions that comes up a lot is about tithing. There’s many times when folks ask questions about tithing and what it might mean for us.
We’re told in the Old Testament that we’re supposed to tithe 10%, and that number pops up all over the Old Testament.
Genesis 14:19-20, 28:22; Leviticus 27:30; Numbers 18:21, 24, 26; Deuteronomy 14:24, 28; 2 Chronicles 31:5-6, 12; Nehemiah 13:12; Malachi 3:8, 10;
Now, there’s something to keep in mind about what we read about in the Old Testament. We do it a grave injustice when we only use it as a rulebook for what we do. Yes, the Old Testament is full of rules to be followed, especially the first five books, but we have to get past that. If you want to read some more about Tithing, you can find a good article here. Continue reading Questions on Tithing and Our Response
Start by reading Matthew 2:1-12, and Mark 12:41-44
As I’m writing this, we’ve only just started this new year. Unsurprisingly, this is also a time that’s full of folks wanting to do something new. We use this time of year to say that we are going to make changes, it’s an opportunity to make the changes that we’ve wanted to make for a while. For many of us, that means we make a commitment to lose those stubborn 5, 10, 20, or 80 pounds that just seem to hang on. The trick is to see if we can keep up with these changes over the long term. Continue reading Stewardship for a New World