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).
Judas Betrayal (Matt. 26:14-16) (Mk. 14:10-11) (Lk. 22:3-6), money later returned (Matt. 27:3-10)
Zaccheus (Lk. 19:1-10)
Mary (with costly perfume) (Jn. 12:1-8) (Matt. 26:6-13) (Mk. 14:3-9)
Widow with two copper coins (Mk. 12:41-44) (Lk. 21:1-4)
Pharisees (lovers of money) (Lk. 16:14)
Rich young ruler (Matt. 19:16-26) (Mk. 10:17-30) (Lk. 18:18-30)
Mary and Joseph were not rich: Jesus was born in a manger (Lk. 2:7), and they offered doves as sacrifice instead of rams when going to dedicate their first born (Lk. 2:24)
Roman guards bribed by chief priests to lie about Jesus resurrection (Matt. 28:11-15)
- God helping the poor not the rich (Lk. 1:53)
- Servants are the ones chosen to see Jesus’ first miracle (Jn. 2:5-11)
- “Poor have the gospel preach to them” is a prophecy predicting the Messiah (Matt. 11:5) (Lk. 7:22)
- The poor you always have with you (Jn. 12:8) (Matt. 26:11) (Mk. 14:7)
- Even unto the least of these teaching (Matt. 25:31-46)
- Generous to the poor is an indication of being “clean” inside (Lk. 11:41)