The prosperity gospel is a booming business. The idea that I can get a huge return on my investment by giving money to a ministry is an appealing theology to millions. The Lutheran theology of the cross is something altogether different. Jesus turns our attention away from what we have or desire toward who we are and what we value.
Scripture: Exodus 33:12-23; Matthew 22:15-22
Song: "At The Cross (love ran red)" written by C. Tomlin, I. Watts, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band