WHAT IN THE WORLD IS OIKONOMICS? Oikos equates to a household including immediate family, relatives, friends, and business associates. Nomics is short for economics. Combined we get oikonomics, how we invest our five capitals (spiritual, relational, physical, intellectual, and financial) to transform our homes and impact our circle of influence for Christ.
We begin a new series called "Oikonomics". Oikonomics is a mix of two greek words. Oikos -- meaning household, and economics -- the knowledge and transfer of wealth. Together, this series brings us wisdom on five capitals of household economics. This week we begin with the first capital, spiritual capital.
Paul's challenging and counter-cultural message in Philemon about justice and equality in Christ is essential for Christians who want to faithfully embody the Gospel message both in their church community and in the world around them.
When everything around us screams secular humanism, the author of Hebrews reminds us of God's ascendance over all things, including sin death and the devil while prioritizing the importance of our faith.
Jesus is the Messiah that God's people in the Old Testament have been waiting for. In Jesus' ministry, he invites disciples to follow him that they might see the God's kingdom come on earth and they would open up the kingdom of heaven by making disciples of all nations.