Monday, October 12, 2020

The Nature Of Donation To Ministry

 "Money was given to repay God's servants (1 Cor. 9:13-14; Gal. 6:6), care for the needy among God's people (Rom. 15:26-27; 2 Cor. 8:13-15), and extend Christ’s message (Phil. 4:10–19). Giving was to be voluntary, not forced (2 Cor. 8:3; 9:5, 7), generous, not parsimonious (2 Cor. 8:2; 9:6, 13; 1 Tim. 6:18), enthusiastic, not grudging (2 Cor. 8:4, 11–12; 9:7), deliberate, not haphazard (2 Cor. 9:7; Acts 11:29), regular, not spasmodic (1 Cor. 16:2), proportionate, not arbitrary (1 Cor. 16:2), sensible, not reckless (2 Cor. 8:11-12; 1 Cor. 16:2; Acts 4:34–35), and unobtrusive, not ostentatious (Matt. 6:1–4).”

Understanding the Church, by Joseph M. Vogl and John H. Fish III, p. 26

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