Day 300

Today’s Reading – Luke 14-15


“Or what woman, if she owns ten silver coins and loses one of them, won’t light a lamp and sweep the house, searching her home carefully until she finds it? When she finds it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me because I’ve found my lost coin.’

Luke 15:8-9 CEB

Our church is wrapping up a series on stewardship and tithing and couldn’t help but ‘see’ a unique picture of tithing in this parable about the Kingdom of God.

One coin is missing out of ten – that is 10% – a tithe.

When it is missing there is alarm! This missing coin is of value.

When it is found there is a celebration. The found coin is worth celebrating.

Jesus didn’t teach we should tithe – that might be a shock to some!

Jesus taught that are giving should be cheerful, generous, and sacrificial.

Our giving should be noticed by us as if something was missing!

Our giving should be worth celebrating!

If others learned of your giving, would there be cause to celebrate?


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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