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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

HBU General Epistles James 4


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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