What did Jesus say about Money (Part 1 of 4)

I have always wanted to methodically go through the gospel accounts and take a look at just what Jesus said about money and possessions.  Recently, I found the time to do just that.  The following four part series will look at the teachings, events, parables, and people the scripture records in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. 

If you are interested in a quick guide (of all four parts) to print out for your Bible or records, I would be happy to email you one for free.  Contact me here (PDF, one page front and back.  Perfect to print, fold, and place in your Bible).


Fruit in keeping with repentance (John the Baptist) (Lk. 3:10-14) Be generous (11), be fair/have integrity (12-13), don’t extort and be content (14)

Sermon on the mount Blessed are the poor (Lk. 6:20), give to those who ask/take and lend expecting nothing back (Lk. 6:29-30,34-35) (Matt. 5:40-42), give and it will come back to you (Lk. 6:38), give in secret (Matt. 6:2-4), lay up treasure in heaven not on earth because where your treasure is your heart is also (Matt. 6:19-21), can’t serve two masters (Matt. 6:24), anxiety/provision of necessities (Matt. 6:24-34)

- Can receive nothing except what we are given from heaven (Jn. 3:27)
- Don’t worry about food, clothes, shelter, just trust like the birds of the field and seek first His kingdom and all will be added (Lk. 12:22-34)
- Daily bread (Lk. 11:3) (Matt. 6:11)
- God’s provision is fully supplied (Lk. 22:35)
- Providing for family (Matt. 15:3-6) (Mk. 7:6-13) (Matt 15:3-9)

Heavenly Reward
- Fruitful reaping (spiritual) gains wages and fruit in eternal life (Jn. 4:35-36)
- When you leave things behind for Christ, you will be repaid in the next life (Mk. 10:29-30) (Matt. 19:29) (Lk. 18:29-30)

Tithing and the Pharisees Tithed herbs but neglected weightier things (Lk. 11:42) (Lk. 11:42) (Matt. 23:23)

Debt as a metaphor for sin/salvation (Lk. 7:40-50) (Matt. 18:23-35)

The gospel is a treasure (Matt. 13:44-46) (Matt. 13:52)

You are worth more than many sparrows (Matt. 10:29-31) (Lk. 12:6-7)

Gain world/lose soul (Matt. 16:26) (Mk. 8:36) (Lk. 9:25) (Lk. 17:33)

- Render to Caesar (Matt. 22:16-22) (Mk. 12:13-17) (Lk. 20:21-26), Temple tax (Matt 17:24-27)
- Jesus falsely accused of teaching not to pay taxes (Lk. 23:2)

Possessions/theft are used as a metaphor for spiritual warfare (Lk. 11:17-22) (Mk. 3:23-27) (Matt. 12:25-29)

The cost of discipleship Must be willing to give up life and possessions (Lk. 14:25-33)

Faithful with little things, faithful with much (Lk. 16:10-13)

Purity of heart
- Loving God is more than burnt offerings and sacrifices (Mk. 12:33-34)
- Swearing by gold in the temple rather than the temple itself (Matt. 23:16-18)
- Treasure is where your heart is (Lk. 12:34) (Matt. 6:21)

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