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Topic: Finances

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-23
First Fruits & the Tithe: Are the "first fruits" the tithe? [Matthew 23:23, Luke 14:33, Malachi 3:10].



2021-06-17
Compensation from Another Christian: As a Christian seeking compensation, can I ask my Christian dentist, to cover the costs of a botched attempt to fix my tooth? [I Corinthians 6:1-10].



2021-06-14
Radio Expenses for The Narrow Path: Could you repeat how much it costs you to be on the radio?
The Bride of Christ: Why are we called the "Bride of Christ"? [Revelation 19:10, Ephesians 5, Matthew 19, Genesis 2:24].].


2021-05-21
Stealing (Theft): What is worse, stealing one dollar or a million dollars? [2 Samuel 12:4].



2021-05-04
Planning My Own Suicide: What do you think of my plans to commit suicide in order to help someone else?



2021-01-25
Caring for One's Parents & Liquidating Assets: What do you think if I sense that the Father wants me to liquidate my assets to care for my parents, before He is willing to take me home? [Philippians 1:22, I Timothy 5:4, Matthew 15, Mark 7].



2020-12-18
Laying Up Treasure on Earth: Could you speak on the apparent contradiction between not laying up treasure on earth, and the preparation for the obligation to take care of one's family? [Matthew 6:19-21].



2020-12-15
Charity Financial Responsibility: Caller suggests a site called "Charity Navigator" for checking organization's finances? (Compassion International, World Vision, Open Doors USA, Mercy Ships, etc.).



2020-11-23
Tithing vs Giving: Could you talk to me about the difference between tithing and giving?



2020-11-12
A Minister Who Goes on State Subsidized Furlough: What do you think about a pastor who is going on a state subsidized furlough because the church can't pay him? It seems that ministry should not require either retirement, leave or salary at all.
A Better Prayer Life: I desire a better, longer, and more devoted prayer life as many great men of God in the past. Can you direct me?


2020-10-27
Seeking "The Kingdom of God": Is seeking "the Kingdom of God" the most important thing we are to do? [Matthew 6:33, Matthew 24:14].
Seeking Success in a Career: If we are disciples of Christ, should we be seeking financial success in our career? [I Corinthians 12, Romans 12, Acts 3:6, Matthew 10:8, Matthew 19:23, Ephesians 4:28, 2 Thessalonians 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 4: 11, I Timothy 6:17, I Timothy 6:9, I Corinthians 12:31].


2020-09-08
Church Finances & Transparency: Is it mandatory for pastors to be transparent about the church's finances?



2020-08-27
Giving to Animal Care Rather Than a Church: Am I wrong to give money to organizations that care for pets rather than to the church? [2 Peter 3:9].



2020-08-27
Giving Away One of Your Two Tunics: When John the Baptist directs that we give away one of our two garments, is that literal and applicable to us today? [Luke 3:11].
Investing and Saving Money: What about investing and saving money?


2020-08-18
War - Christian Who Die are Ready: Caller comments on the call about "The Crusades", noting that Muslims are not ready to meet God, but Christians are.
Giving to Christian Ministries: Isn't giving to Christian ministries a requirement for the believer, and could neglect there be why we suffer at times? [Luke 12:48].


2020-07-17
Love of Money, Root of Evil: Which translation of this verse about the love of money and the root of all evil do you prefer? [I Timothy 6:10, Ephesians 5:5].
Dispensationalism's Influences on Our Culture Today: How much influence do you think that Dispensationalism has had on the development of various technologies and idea about one-world government, etc.?


2020-07-15
Church & Government Finances: Do you think that churches should accept government finances or benefits? [Jeremiah 17:8].



2020-06-22
Telephone Lines at The Narrow Path: How many lines do you have coming in?
Wisdom About Giving to Charities: I am bothered by how much I am giving out of my social security check. Can you give me words of wisdom in this regard?


2020-05-29
Bankruptcy & Debt: What does the Bible say about excessive debt and bankruptcy? [Psalm 37:21]. [Editor's Note: Steve continues his thoughts after the break, even though it seems like he ended it before the break started.]



2020-05-06
Using Social Media: Should Christians use social media to respond to political and social issues?
Christians Facing Difficult & Challenging Times: What should Christians, who are facing difficult times and low prospects for employment, be thinking and doing according to scripture? [2 Thessalonians 3:10].


2020-05-01
Living With an Untrustworthy Spouse: How can I live with a wife that is terribly disrespectful and is now draining my bank account?



2020-04-20
Financial Planning for Difficult & Unpredictable Times: In light of recent economic losses with the pandemic, though I remain fairly confident in the Lord's ability to provide, my family is not on the same page - how do I plan for what the uncertain future may be? [I Timothy 6:8-9,17, Proverbs 30:25, Genesis 41:46-57].



2019-08-07
Excess Funds: How should handle sudden excessive funds or a financial windfall? [I Corinthians 6:20].



2019-06-21
Lost Retirement Investment: Do you have any advice for one who has lost most of their savings for retirement, through no fault of their own? [Matthew 6:19-20].



2019-06-07
Financial Stewardship: Retiring, Saving, Living by Faith, Giving, What to do financially?



2019-06-06
Giving Your Extra Funds: After you pay your bills, how do you save and disburse your extra money? [Matthew 6:19f, Matthew 10: 17-27].



2019-03-14
Charging Interest on Loans: What are your thoughts about Christians charging interest on loaned money?



2019-03-13
Living Together, Unmarried: What would you say about a committed Christian couple who live together, but decided to remain unmarried for the financial benefits?



2019-02-28
Lottery Winnings & Tithing: If you win the lottery and Tithe with the money, would God be happy with your offering?



2019-02-14
Taxes: Tax laws & being deceitful



2019-02-12
Parable of the talents: Isn't it good to save money for retirement?



2019-01-18
Supporting Your Ministry-The Narrow Path: What would you say if I were to stop supporting other ministries in order to support your ministry?



2018-11-01
Freezing Debt: Is it ok to freeze the growing debt owed to someone to avoid bankruptcy?
Housing Illegal Immigrants: We need to open our home to sojourners, does this apply to the immigration issue?


2018-10-31
Joel Osteen & Getting Rich: Joel Osteen says that we can get rich from God. [2 Kings 4:1-7]



2018-07-31
Michael Murdock & the Seed: What is Michael Murdock & seed money ministries saying by growing the seed? My mom thinks I should send him some moneys.



2018-07-17
Parable of the Talents: In the Parable of the talents what is the severity of the master about? [Matthew 25:14-30]



2018-07-10
Monetary Tips: Is it godly to give tips in restaurants?



2018-05-30
Tithing: If you miss your tithe last month you have to place catch up & pay 20% this month, plus the 10%, is this true?



2018-05-21
Charging for Ministry - Financial Peace University: Charging for the ministry, that shouldn't be. It should be free. What about ministries like Dave Ramsey & Financial Peace University?



2018-05-08
Suicide: A person considering suicide to financially support his wife.



2018-03-29
Stewardship: If everything of ours is God's including our money, what if we want to buy a new car, or something else extravagant that we don't really need?



2017-11-29
Wealthy Pastors: Pastors who have a lot of money in their accounts, charging for the ministry.



2017-11-15
Twisted View of First Fruits: About tithing, pastor says we need to give our entire first fruits, our entire pay check, to them.



2017-11-07
Ten Talents Parable: What does the parable of the talents mean? [Matthew 25:14-30]



2017-10-25
Gift of Giving: Gift of giving & other spiritual gifts. [Romans 12:3-8]



2017-09-22
Becoming Financially Independent: Providing for one's household. [Matthew 6:19-33, 1 Timothy 5:8]



2017-09-18
Dani Johnson: Someone had just asked about Dani Johnson, so caller wanted to chime in that she became very wealthy as she was in the process of accepting Jesus.
Near Death Experience: Caller would like to know where he really was during his near death experience after being shot several times?


2017-09-18
Dani Johnson: What can you tell me about Dani Johnson?



2017-07-21
Wealthy People: You were talking about wealthy atheists giving money the other day, & Warren Buffet, "There are many ways to get to heaven, but this is a good way" after he gave a whole bunch of money. How would you rebut that?



2017-07-20
Giving Sacrificially: Even though atheist gives billions, it's a drop in the bucket to them. They need to give sacrificially in order for it to count. [Mark 12:41-44]



2017-06-30
Marriage for Financial Reasons: Marriage unofficially vs getting a state licensed but being sneaky for financial reasons seems like lying.



2017-05-16
Steve's Financial Needs: How does God support you financially? It's true that you ask for money for you radio show, but never for yourself.



2017-03-08
Christians Shouldn't Work: When I look at some scripture I see we as Christians shouldn't hold a job. What do you think of that? [Matthew 6:24, Romans 6:16, Luke 14:33, 2 Thessalonians 3:10, Proverbs 21:25]?



2017-02-02
Pastor Wanting more & more Money: Concerning giving money, she is concerned that her pastor wants her to give more



2017-01-23
Stewardship: A discussion about Stewardship, money & wealth for the believer.



2016-03-30
Abraham Blessed: Why do you think Abraham was so blessed?
We Becoming Blessed: Is there any way we can become blessed like Abraham was blessed by God?


2016-03-29
Tithing for the Modern Era: Is tithing for the modern church today?



2016-03-11
Tithing: We don't have to pay tithe, is that true? How do we support the local church?



2016-03-08
Cruise Ship Ministries: Is a cruise ship ministry a legitimate ministry or not? Spending a lot of money to go on a extravagant vacation? What about helping the poor instead of spending it on yourself?



2016-02-19
First Fruits into the Storehouse (Tithing): Involving tithing, who was responsible to bring the first fruits into the storehouse?
Giving over entire Check: Pastors say that people's first check of the month has to be given over to them. Is that true?
Mount of Transfiguration Experience: Was the Mount of Transfiguration a vision or an actual appearance of Elijah & Moses?

2016-02-04
Tithing Controversy: What did the early church look like as far as tithing?



2015-10-16
Temple Institute - Rebuilding the Temple: Would it be a sin or offense against Christ to financially support the building of the 3rd Temple in Israel?



2015-09-25
Sowing & Reaping: Caller is having financial hardship which is having an effect upon giving. [2 Corinthians 9, Luke 6:38]



2015-09-11
Wealth & The Ministry: What is wrong w/ ministries getting a lot of money?



2015-09-09
Socialism & Slavery: How can Steve be against socialism but be in favor of slavery?
Old Covenant debt relief laws vs Modern day Redistribution of the wealth: Weren't the old covenant laws for debt relief similar to redistribution of the wealth in modern days?


2015-07-16
Divorce for Financial Benefit: She will NOT do that after listening to Steve on that, divorce because it's more expedient financially!
Two Witnesses: Have the 2 Witnesses already happened or not? [Revelation 11]
Views on Hell book: It never made sense about the Traditional View of Hell, people burning forever & ever, it's so against God's character.

2015-05-27
Church Building Project Followup: Caller had called before talking about the new building project her church wants to do. It is failing, & people are being told they are not following the Spirit of God for not pledging to help. Congregation needs to be in "one accord", according to the pastor. [Acts 2:46]



2015-03-04
Bankruptcy: Does Steve have any thoughts on the Biblical perspective of Bankruptcy?



2015-02-06
Church Building Expanding Project: Our church is thinking about expanding the physical church by purchasing more property, but wondering if that's a good idea since are many needy people.



2015-01-07
Finances - NT/OT version: There seems to be a completely different role of the importance of finances in the Old Testament vs the New Testament.



2014-12-29
Laborer is worth his hire: You don't ask for money, but the Bible does say the Laborer is worth his hire. [1 Timothy 5:18]



2014-04-30
Financial responsibility to Church Leadership: Is it the responsibility of the Body of Christ to financial support everything that goes on in the church such as the church building, the pastor's salary income, maintenance workers?



2014-02-27
Paul Being whipped: Paul being whipped the first time, but when he said the second time that he was a Roman Citizen he saved himself from being whipped, and they were in great trouble for whipping. [Acts 22:22-29]
Financial & Marriage difficulties: How do you take care of yourself in order to help someone else, namely my wife, since we are both having financial difficulties right now, & I don't know what to do.


2013-01-16
Supporting Missionaries in Africa but Living back in America: What about supporting missionaries who were supposed to be in Africa but then came back to America? Do I have to continue supporting them?


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