How Did Jesus Pay His Bills?

The Bible answers this practical question.

Jesus had financial responsibilities just like everyone else during his time on earth. He had the added responsibilities of his twelve disciples and the travel, food and other expenses related to their care. The Bible even tells us that He had to pay his taxes. So where did the finances come from to sustain his ministry?
“Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.” (Luke 8:1-3 NLT)

Here the Bible tells us Jesus had many friends and partners who supported him financially. These people shared from their resources to minister to the needs of Jesus and His disciples.

How should traveling ministries be supported today?

“Dear friend, you are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through, even though they are strangers to you. They have told the church here of your loving friendship. Please continue providing for such teachers in a manner that pleases God. For they are traveling for the Lord, and they accept nothing from people who are not believers. So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth.”
(III John vs. 5-8 NLT)

According to the Bible, traveling ministries should not place a financial burden upon unbelievers! The Scripture clearly tells us that believers should support traveling ministries and by doing so you become partners with them. Not only sharing in their support, but sharing in the eternal reward! This Biblical principle is how the ministry of Jesus was supported and modern traveling ministries should strive to follow his example. This Bible principle is what we embrace at Lost Lamb Association.

If you are a Christian, may I ask you 3 questions?

1.) Do you believe in the soon coming of our Lord?
2.) Do you believe there is no greater cause than reaching the lost?
3.) Are you a partner with a proven soul winning ministry?

May I humbly ask you to pray about being a part of our Lost Lamb family? For thirty years, in more than 20 countries, we have focused all our efforts upon reaching lost people, making disciples, and fulfilling the Great Commission. When you pray for and support Lost Lamb, you are investing in the lives of men, women, teenagers and children who will come to know the Lord as well as new believers who need the encouragement and resources to develop their walk with Christ.

A Biblical Truth on Giving

“Give and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (Luke 6:38 NLT)

When you give, according to the Bible, what you give is not gone. The Bible says “it will return to you multiplied.” Simply stated, when you give, you unlock a divine promise to receive. God releases what is in his hand when we release what is in our hand. Good seed planted in good soil will produce an abundant harvest in your life.

“Since you excel in so many ways, in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us, I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.”
(II Corinthians 8:7 NLT)
I would like to be a part of the Lost Lamb ministry family. I covenant to pray for you and support you according to the teachings found in God’s Word.

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others." (II Corinthians 9:7-8 NLT)