Displaying posts categorized under

Money & Worldliness

June 10, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Jisup Hong, Gracepoint Berkeley Revelation 18 Come out of her, my people […] Even in its OT setting, this was no mere warning to leave the actual city of Babylon, much less here in Revelation […] Wherever there are idolatry, prostitution, self-glorification, self-sufficiency, pride, complacency, reliance on luxury and wealth, avoidance of suffering, […]

June 8, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by James Kim, Gracepoint Berkeley James 5:1-3 “Money poses a grave danger…As James warns us, the love of money will garner judgment from God.  Money has potential to cause us to ignore God and to become callous to the needs of our brothers and sisters, and it will result in judgment if we have used […]

June 7, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by James Chao, Gracepoint San Diego James 1:9-11, 2:5 What are some things that make me “rich” and how does this tempt me to be proud? The things that make me feel “rich” and take pride in myself often come when everything is going well or are even blessings in life. When my life […]

June 6, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Gina Han, Gracepoint Davis 1 Timothy 6:6-10 Why would a person who wants to get rich “fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires?” When I think of my life, I never really thought of myself as aspiring to be a millionaire. But instead, it’s that “little bit […]

June 4, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Gary Chang, Gracepoint Davis Philippians 4:10-19 How did the Philippians distinguish themselves from the other churches with respect to their relationship with Paul?  What kind of relationship did Paul have with the Philippians as a result?  What is the relationship between “money” and “relationships”? The Philippians distinguished themselves from the other churches with respect to […]

June 3, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by David Tung, Gracepoint Berkeley 2 Corinthians 9:6-10 What are the implications of comparing financial giving to sowing of seed? One implication is from the fact that the sowing of seed does not yield immediate results.  It takes time from when the seed is planted to when it sprouts to when it finally yields […]

Devotion Time May 30 – June 11, 2011

Here are the DT Packets for May 30 – June 11, 2011: 1. MoneyWorldliness-DT-May30-Jun11 2. MoneyWorldliness-DT-May30-June11_questions-only 3. MoneyWorldliness-DT-May30-Jun4_Chinese 4. MoneyWorldliness-DT-Jun6-Jun11-Chinese

June 2, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Daniel Kim, Gracepoint San Diego 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 What truths about life do the paradoxical words describing the Macedonian churches in vss. 1-3 show? The Macedonian churches experienced overflowing joy through severe trial and rich generosity through extreme poverty.  This seems so counter-intuitive, so radical.  But they only seem so radical because we […]

June 1, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Conrad C., Gracepoint Berkeley Ephesians 5:5, 1 Corinthians 5:9–13   Ephesians 5:5 “Greed motivates all other sins, and J.A. Bengal has noted that it is the highest act of revolt away from God…  Both halves of the verse are intended to show how inappropriate sexual sin and greed are among those whom God […]

May 31, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Cathy Park, Gracepoint Davis Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-37 Again, in these passages we see that genuine spirituality resulted in sharing of goods and money.  If this description of concrete generosity was missing in Acts 2 & 4, how different would our response be to the life of the early church?  Or, how different would […]