By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, December 10, 2017

  • How to give?
    • Willingly (II Corinthians 8:12)
    • Bountifully (II Corinthians 9:6)
    • Cheerfully (II Corinthians 9:7)
    • Not grudgingly (II Corinthians 9:7)
    • Not of necessity (pressure) (II Corinthians 9:7)
  • Why give? To fill a need!
    • To provide things for assembly worship (Hebrews 10:24-25)
    • To provide for edification (Acts 20:28, 32)
    • To provide for evangelism (Philippians 4:15-16)
    • To provide for relief of certain needy saints (Acts 4:32-35)
    • If there is a benevolent need, saints are to give to fill that need.
    • There is a continuing need to provide a place for worship.
    • There is a continuing need to support preaching of the gospel to edify and save the lost.
    • Thus, there is a continuing need to give.
  • How much?
  • How is a church to raise funds with which to do its work?
    • There is authority for a church to raise funds with which to do its work by its members giving into a common fund on the first day of the week. There is no authority for a church to purpose to raise funds ANY other way to do ANY work God has given it to do.
  • Church funds
    • How raised?
      • Given by members
      • On first day of week
    • How used?
      • Provide for assembly
      • Provide for edification
      • Provide for evangelism
      • Provide for relief of needy saints

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