Jesus and Money

When Jesus runs into a rich young ruler, he tells the man to sell everything and give the proceeds to the poor. Few verses are more convicting and more written off. What should we do with that story? How do we apply it to our own lives? Today we talk about that story and others…

150,000 Years of Debt

In today’s message we look at Jesus’ parable about a man who was released from a great debt, just to go and force one of his own debtors pay him. In this parable, Jesus teaches us to forgive others whatever their debt, as many times as necessary, for God has forgiven us our incredible debt….

The Poor Advantage?

A minister from a popular church released a book a few months back about wealthiness. I skimmed a good portion of it only because I had previously enjoyed the minister’s teachings in the past and I wanted to know what he was saying before I made any judgments. I did not read it because I had…

Jesus’ Teachings on Money

Jesus proposes the generous life to a man wondering how he will inherit eternal life:  You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’” And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” When Jesus heard this, he said to…

Why We Empower People

Working off of Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett’s book, When Helping Hurts, and his own experiences, Jamin explains the importance of empowering people. Poverty comes into our lives in many other ways and if we want to bring wholistic healing to each other, we must look beyond financial issues to find the deeper roots at play….