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The Poverty - Piety connection. 1.The Place of Money in the Old Testament. 1.1.The piety-prosperity cycle 1.2.The danger of prosperity. 1.3.Control of money in the Old Testament. 1.3.1.The tithe 1.3.2.The firstfruits 1.3.3.The gleanings 1.3.4.The tax on the firstborn

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The poverty piety connection

The Poverty - Piety connection

HBU General Epistles James 4


1 the place of money in the old testament

1.The Place of Money in the Old Testament

  • 1.1.The piety-prosperity cycle

  • 1.2.The danger of prosperity

HBU General Epistles James 4


1 3 control of money in the old testament

1.3.Control of money in the Old Testament

  • 1.3.1.The tithe

  • 1.3.2.The firstfruits

  • 1.3.3.The gleanings

  • 1.3.4.The tax on the firstborn

  • 1.3.5.The Sabbath year

  • 1.3.6.The freewill sharing

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1 3 7 principles

1.3.7.Principles

  • 1.3.7.1.God did not need what the people gave

  • 1.3.7.2.The people needed to break the power of mammon

  • 1.3.7.3.The people needed to acknowledge God as the giver

  • 1.3.7.4.The people needed to share with one another

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2 intertestamental period piety of the poor

2.Intertestamental period: piety of the poor

  • 2.1.The intertestamental period and wealth

  • 2.1.1.The wisdom tradition

    • 2.1.1.1.Piety-prosperity equation

    • 2.1.1.2.Giving is stresses

    • 2.1.1.3.Danger of wealth

    • 2.1.1.4.Poverty associated with piety

  • 2.1.2.The Psalms of Solomon

  • 2.1.3.Apocalyptic literature

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2 2 intertestamental period and giving

2.2.Intertestamental period and giving

  • 2.2.1.Giving was a mark of national identity

  • 2.2.2.Giving was a mark of religious devotion

  • 2.2.3.Giving was marked by legalism

  • 2.2.4.The same is true of much of Christian literature today

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3 money in the new testament mammon

3.Money in the New Testament: Mammon

  • Note: Jesus’ teaching set in a context of good news

  • 3.1.In the New Testament we hear about Mammon not Baal

  • 3.1.1.What is mammon? "Money, property and anything of value"

    • F. Hauck, mamonas, TDNT 4.388.

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3 1 2 what is the problem with mammon

3.1.2.What is the problem with mammon?

  • 3.1.2.1.You can gain it unrighteously –

    • the Jews distinguished between neutral and unrighteous mammon.

  • 3.1.2.2.You can end up serving it

  • 3.1.2.3.You cannot avoid the temptation.

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3 1 3 how does one serve mammon

3.1.3.How does one serve mammon?

  • 3.1.3.1.By loving it

  • 3.1.3.2.By trusting it

  • 3.1.3.3.By fearing it

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3 1 4 what is the power of mammon

3.1.4.What is the power of mammon?

  • 3.1.4.1.Fear

  • 3.1.4.2.Spiritual oppression

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3 2 control of money in the new testament

3.2.Control of money in the New Testament

  • 3.2.1.Free from the law

  • 3.2.2.Freed by the Spirit

    • 3.2.2.1.Freed from the need to find security in money

    • 3.2.2.2.Freed to trust God

  • 3.2.3.Fixed on Jesus

  • 3.2.4.All one family (Acts 2 and 4)

  • 3.2.5.The law of love

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4 the poverty piety connection in james

4.The poverty - piety connection in James

  • 4.1.The danger of wealth in James

  • 4.1.1.The rich as the persecutor

  • 4.1.2.The rich as the unbeliever

  • 4.1.3.The church as the rich

  • 4.1.4.The church as the co-opted

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4 2 faith and works in james and paul

4.2.Faith and works in James and Paul

  • 4.2.1.Works

  • 4.2.2.Faith

  • 4.2.3.Righteousness

  • 4.2.4.James as a corrector of the abuse of Paul

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4 3 resisting the devil

4.3.Resisting the devil

  • 4.3.1.The devil as the world

  • 4.3.2.The call to suffering

  • 4.3.3.The call to endurance

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