Bible Leads: Mark 12:38-44

TEXT Mark 12:38-44 As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.” He sat … Continue reading Bible Leads: Mark 12:38-44

Money Matters in Church

I stepped off of the pulpit area to speak to the congregation.  This is not totally unusual.  But on this particular Sunday, the priestly role blurs with the pastoral role.  I am still called to lead, to help others pray, confess, praise, repent, convert, sanctify and serve.  Today, though, the topic was a prickly one: money. Strangely, the passage around which we worshiped is one … Continue reading Money Matters in Church