Tag: collection

  • You Have Heard #1 (How we often live out 1 Corinthians 16:1-2)

    “You Have Heard” is a new series that I am adding to chasingalion.com. In this series, I will take a passage that I think people (sometimes self included) often fail to follow correctly, and will “remix” that passage as it is commonly implemented today. My experience has been that this provides a great teaching tool,…

  • Why the Concept of “the Lord’s Money” is Wrong (Rethinking Church Contributions)

    It’s difficult to find something that has been more problemmatic for Christians and believers than church finances. Money issues aren’t just the top destructor of marriages. Disagreements over money have divided many a congregation. Recently, I’ve been discussing the theme of the challenges Christians face in separating what exists today from what should exist, with…

  • The Popularity Paradox (Effectively Reaching Lost People without Compromising Truth)

    Today I read a newspaper article discussing how a particular denomination is wrestling with certain decisions pertaining to their heritage—things like whether they should change their name or drop their denomination’s name from their title entirely, past strong political ties and turmoil over race-related issues. The article I’m referring to was written by a pastor…

  • What Does the Bible Say about Giving (Tithes and Offerings)?

    What does the Bible really teach about the subject of giving—supporting the poor, tithes and offerings? You might be surprised to learn that common church practice is often far from what we read of in the New Testament. In this post, I’ll take you through the entire Bible to show you what the Scriptures really…

  • June 14 – Joash Abandons GOD

    Reading 2 Chron. 24:3 2 Kings 12:4-5; 2 Chron. 24:4-5 2 Kings 10:32-35a, 36; 35b; 13:1-2; 12:6-16 2 Chron. 24:6-22 2 Kings 13:3-4, 7 2 Chron. 24:23-24 2 Kings 12:17-18; 13:8-11, 14-20a; 12:20-21a, 19 2 Chron. 24:25-27a Devotional Joash decided to restore the temple of GOD. He instructed the Levites to take up a collection from among the…