Crosstraining 7.24.12

READ: 1 Timothy 6:9-10 Fall, trap, plunge, wandered, pierced? Not a feel-good picture. This language surrounding the love of money in Timothy is starkly different from yesterday’s image of a treasure hidden in a field and a man filled with joy. With contrasts...

Crosstraining 7.23.12

READ: Matthew 13:44 It’s fairly common for people to assume that following Jesus is going to be a “sell everything I have” and live in burlap. Even this parable that Jesus tells us in Matthew might seem that way at first glance. It is true that for...

Crosstraining 7.20.12

READ: John 10:7-10 What does it look like for sheep to find pasture (John 10:9)? It looks like sheep who are provided for, who aren’t left to fend for themselves, who get to roam on nourishing parts of the land without worrying that the gate is going to shut...

Crosstraining 7.19.12

READ: John 10:14-15 If we learn to treat money as a resource that gets circulated through God’s Kingdom (no matter what amount passes through our hands, or how that amount changes year by year), then we knock money off its pedestal. And when we knock money off...

Crosstraining 7.18.12

READ: Luke 16:13-15 If we let money take an “owner” seat in our life, it’s usually not intentional or obvious. But one indication that we’re giving undue authority to our money is when we see a paycheck (or its equivalent) as our only real...
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