10 Jesus’s Teaching: Rich and Poor, Wealth and Possessions
10.1 Good News for the Poor
10.1.1 The Nazareth Manifesto Luke 4:18
10.1.2 The Magnificat Luke 1:46-55
10.1.3 Luke’s Beatitudes Luke 6:20-26
10.2 The Dangers of Wealth
10.2.1 The Rich Young Ruler Luke 18:18-30
10.2.2 The Parable of the Rich Fool Luke 12:15-21
10.3 Teaching in the Sermon on the Mount
10.3.1 Treasures in Heaven, Envy, and Serving Two Masters Matthew 6:19-24
10.3.2 Do not worry Matthew 6:25-34
10.3.3 Giving Alms Matthew 6:1-4
10.4 The proper use of wealth
10.4.1 The Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30
10.4.2 Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10
10.4.3 The Widow’s mite Luke 21:1-4
10.4.4 From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. (Luke 12:48)
10.5 Rich and Poor in Acts: see Acts 2:44; 4:32-37; 5:1-11; 6:1-4
10.6 The dangers of the false gospel of “health, wealth and prosperity”
Luke 12:15 Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.’
Matthew 6:24 You cannot serve both God and Money.
Matthew 6:19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal”
10.7 Some very challenging sayings of Jesus
Matthew 5:42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Luke 18:25 Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’
Luke 14:12-14 Then Jesus said to his host, ‘When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbours; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,4 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.’
Luke 14:33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
Luke 12 33-34 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.