Midrash in the Moment: Money

Jason Micheli —  November 22, 2013 — 5 Comments

ac05_03-04This weekend we’re closing our November sermon series on Generosity.

Preaching about money is a sure-fire way to make church people uncomfortable.

I figure turn about is fair play, right?

I get away with inflicting dis-ease on a biweekly basis so perhaps it’s time for me to be made uncomfortable.

If money is the one thing that makes church people uncomfortable, public speaking on the fly is the one thing that makes me ulcer-inducing uncomfortable.

So here goes:

Submit a scripture passage about money/giving/generosity/poverty that you think is particularly challenging, question-raising, troubling, or just worth a second look.

I’ll throw them all together and preach on them at random, extemporaneously this weekend.

You post your scripture passage in the comments below or email it to me.

Deadline is 4:30 Saturday.

 

Jason Micheli

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5 responses to Midrash in the Moment: Money

  1. Proverbs 10:4
    Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.

    So poor people are lazy?

  2. Revelation 3.17: “For you say, ‘I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing.’ You do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”

    Proverbs 22.7: “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave of the lender”

  3. The rich young man in Matthew 19:16-22 is certainly the most challenging.

  4. 2 Corinthians 9:7 – “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. “

    I thought giving was supposed to be uncomfortable? How does this apply to a 10% compulsory tithe?

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