Author: Steve

When making major expenditures, such as a car, a home, or furniture, there are four concepts which assist me in making a wise and godly decision. The first is prayer.

Podcast 124: Purchasing Begins With Prayer

       When making major expenditures, such as a car, a home, or furniture, there are four concepts which assist me in making a wise and godly decision. The first is prayer.        “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything…

“Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions” (Malachi 3:8).

Podcast 123: Giving Through Contributions

       “Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions” (Malachi 3:8).        Tithes belong to God, and generally are returned to the church in which you are…

Love is not simply one of many attributes of God. Love is His nature. It is His essence. God is love. All the time. From the inside out. God oozes love from every pore of His divine being. Love is not part of His DNA, Love is His DNA.

Convictions – Part 2

Prizes and Rewards   One more week in February. If you are still keeping track of how many days you are reading or listening to, some portion of scripture, send me your totals on February 28th and I will arrange for you to receive your…

The Corinthians were being exhorted to receive a particular kind of grace, the grace to give. Learn more by listening to this short podcast episode.

Podcast 122: The Grace Of Giving

       “As you excel in everything … see that you excel in this act of grace also.” (2 Cor. 8:7)        The Corinthians were being exhorted to receive a particular kind of grace, the grace to give. The fact that we…

Giving is the fruit of a redeemed life. The evidence of a heart transformation is an open wallet. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be. Conversely, where your heart is, there will your treasure be.

Podcast 121: Giving from a Redeemed Heart

       Giving is the fruit of a redeemed life. The evidence of a heart transformation is an open wallet. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be. Conversely, where your heart is, there will your treasure be. I was told of a…

Convictions – Part 1

Last year, for the first time, I was asked by a reader what my belief was about the nature and person of Christ. I recognized I have never clearly articulated my assumptions and convictions. Now seems a good time to begin.   My first declaration…

Debt is a spiritual issue. My main problem with those who are perpetually spending beyond their means, with their out-go surpassing their in-come, is that they presume upon the future.

Podcast 120: I Owe I Owe, It’s Off to Work I Go

       Debt is a spiritual issue. My primary concern with spending beyond my means, with my out-go surpassing my in-come, is I am presuming upon the future. Presume means to take for granted that tomorrow will be the same as today.    …

It seems that the majority of problems that a married couple will face are related to money.

Podcast 119: Marriage and Money

       It seems that the majority of problems that a married couple will face are related to money. Conflicts arise about who makes it, who spends it, how it is spent, should they go into debt, and what are their long term goals…

In November I was attending a conference when I heard some sobering statistics from a representative of Back to the Bible. After surveying over 200,000 people for many years, they discovered the magic number of 4.

Engaging with the Bible in 2017

In November I was attending a conference when I heard some sobering statistics from a representative of Back to the Bible. After surveying over 200,000 people for many years, they discovered the magic number of 4.   “A key discovery from the CBE(Center for Biblical…

Two of the reasons I work are to provide for my family now, and leave an inheritance for the future. Saving money for the future encompasses physical assets and a spiritual legacy.

Podcast 118: Leaving An Inheritance

       Two of the reasons I work are to provide for my family now, and leave an inheritance for the future. Saving money for the future encompasses physical assets and a spiritual legacy.        “Blessed is the man who fears the…