Abraham, Wealth and the Prosperity Gospel

Prosperity Gospel

I have known many people who have held to the prosperity gospel, the belief that God blesses every believer with health and wealth. In those conversations I will point out that Jesus and the apostles […]

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Healing and the Prosperity Gospel

Prosperity Gospel

A sermon preached at Queen Street Baptist Church. Introduction It was about thirty years ago. I was up early to catch a plane to go to Florida for March Break with my friends. I was […]

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Thankful For What I Have

Good News

We are not the richest family. We do not have all the gadgets and gizmos. You probably won’t drive by our house or car and struggle with envy. But money is not everything. Last year […]

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You Poor Rich People

James 5:1-6 Introduction What is the purpose of life?  According to one bumper sticker: “The one who dies with the most toys wins.”  Look at almost every area of life and it would seem to […]

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A Revised Jesus and Attitudes Toward the Poor

I have been very much shocked by what I am seeing concerning attitudes of the poor by some conservative Christians.  This comes up particularly when it comes to healthcare for the poor.  I have no […]

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For Richer and Poorer

James 2:1-13 Introduction I want you to imagine the perfect church.  New people would come in and the church would be completely oblivious to their outward appearance or circumstances.  I don’t mean we wouldn’t care […]

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