Jesus started a revolution against the patterns and priorities of this world. One of the patterns he rebelled against was the way humanity view and used money. Jesus taught that money was simply a tool to accomplish His mission, not a god to be worshipped. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement offers us a very practical way to live this out by “making as much as we can, so we can save as much as we can, in order that we can give as much as we can” to continue God work in this world.
Big Idea: Many of us have probably seen what a Christian community shouldn’t look like. But what then should it look like? According to author Rob Schnase, and backed by Jesus, it should be one that is radically hospitable. This means in part that we must be willing to cross all false boundaries (class, race, etc.) to invite people into our Christian communities, and to ruthlessly focus not on programs or tasks but on people and relationships.