What did Jesus say about Money (Part 2 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).


Jesus’ early life Spent “settled” (Matt. 2:23, 4:13)

Temptation in the wilderness Jesus offered all the kingdoms of the world (Matt. 4:8) (Lk. 4:5-8)

“Follow Me”
- Disciples left everything (Mk. 1:16-29, Matt. 4:18-22) (Lk. 4:38-39) (Lk. 5:11) (Lk. 5:27-28)
- Had a large gathering after (Lk. 5:29) (Mk. 2:14) (Matt. 9:10)

Left or Liquidated?  Disciples left all they had to follow Christ, but return to “normal” life, work, and possessions after crucifixion (but before resurrection):
- Disciples scattered when Jesus was arrested—each to their own home (Jn. 16:32)
- John takes Mary into his household after crucifixion (Jn. 19:27)
- Peter went back to his home (Lk. 24:12)
- The disciples return to their homes (Jn. 20:10)
- Some of the disciples return to their work (Jn. 21:3-11)

Jesus and disciples had financial resources/support
- Disciples had money to buy food (Jn. 4:8)
- People contribute to Jesus and the disciples out of private means (Lk. 8:3)
- Some women travel with Jesus and care for his needs (Mk. 15:41)
- Last supper eaten at someone’s house (furnished and provided for) (Matt. 26:17-19) (Lk. 22:7-13) (Mk. 14:12-16)
- Money box used to buy what they needed and give to poor (Jn. 13:29) (Jesus gave to the poor)
- Joseph of Arimathea (a rich man) supplies Jesus’ tomb (Matt. 27:57-60) (Mk. 15:43-46) (Lk. 23:50-56) (Jn. 19:38-42)

The Son of Man has no home (on earth) (Matt. 8:20) (Lk. 9:58)

The worker is worthy of his wages Disciples sent out without money belts because all will be provided (Matt. 10:9-11) (Mk. 6:8-10) (Lk. 9:1-4) (Lk. 10:4-12) but this call is later reversed (Lk. 22:35-38)

Feeding of 5,000 (Mk. 6:34-44) (Matt 14:14-21) (Lk. 9:12-17) (Jn. 6:1-14)

Feeding of 4,000 (Matt. 15:32-39) (Mk. 8:1-10)

Cleansing of the Temple (Jn. 2:13-17) (Matt. 21:12-13) (Lk. 19:45-46) (Mk. 11:15-17)

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