Meanderings

The Appropriate Use of Money

This week at Pinehurst UMC we will be reading pages 29-34 from A Wesleyan Spiritual Reader.  You are encouraged to read from either the book or the links below.

Weekly Scripture Sentence:

Awe
came upon everyone; because many wonders and signs were being done by the
apostles. All who believed were
together…they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the
proceeds to all, as any had need (Acts 2:43-44, NRSV).

Daily Scripture Readings

John Wesley’s Sermon "On the Use of Money"

The rule that Wesley lays out is gain all you can, save all you can, and give all you can.

Hymn Portion:

No overplus, or need, no rich or poor were there,
content with daily bread where enjoy’d his share;
with every comm blessing bless’d
they nothing had, yet all possess’d.
(Charles Wesley, "Acts 4:32" verse 5 in Unpublished Poetry, Vol. 2, p. 296).

Scripture Affirmation:

Happy is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in his ways (Psalm 128:1, NRSV).