Coins – Fishy Money

Coins – Fishy Money

Matthew 17:24-27 24 When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?” 25 He said, “Yes, he does.” And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, “What do you think, Simon? From...
Coins – The Widow’s Mite

Coins – The Widow’s Mite

Our scripture reading today can be found on pages 49 and 50 in your pew Bibles. Turn to those pages, but then hold your place there. I’m actually going to intersperse the scripture reading with the sermon today, and you’ll want to follow along carefully,...
Simple Gifts – The Secret of Well-Being

Simple Gifts – The Secret of Well-Being

Philippians 4:10-20 10 I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it. 11 Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with...
Simple Gifts – What Do We Require?

Simple Gifts – What Do We Require?

Matthew 6:24-33 24 “No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or...
Simple Gifts – What Does the Lord Require

Simple Gifts – What Does the Lord Require

Micah 6:6-8 6 With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my...
Stew(ardship) – Haggai’s Stew

Stew(ardship) – Haggai’s Stew

Haggai 2:10-19 10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai, saying: 11 Thus says the Lord of hosts: Ask the priests for a ruling: 12 If one carries consecrated meat in the fold of one’s...
Stew(ardship) – Jacob’s Stew

Stew(ardship) – Jacob’s Stew

Genesis 25:24-34 24 When her (Rebekah’s) time to give birth was at hand, there were twins in her womb. 25 The first came out red, all his body like a hairy mantle; so they named him Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out, with his hand gripping Esau’s heel; so...