CHARGING ADMISSION FEES TO HEAR THE GOSPEL
How much did Jesus charge to listen to the sermon on the mount? Can you quote a gospel verse as evidence?
The answers are:
1. Jesus charged nothing for the Sermon On The Mount.
2. No fees for Jesus's Sermon On The Mount are ever mentioned in any of the gospels.
You can certainly make up other justification for charging fees for ordinary citizens. You just can't do that by quoting any gospel verse on the life of the historical Jesus. Leaving a livelihood and becoming a full time follower dependent upon the charity of others is not the same as an ordinary citizen paying an admission fee to listen to a sermon. It's a category mistake. The full time follower and the ordinary citizen are different like apples and oranges. Jesus had no admission fees for any ordinary citizen.
Charging fees to hear the gospel is the Hill$ong Model. User pays. Fee for service.