By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 31, 2019

  • Is there any difference between the Lord’s money and my money?
    • Acts 5:1-11 – Ananias and Sapphira lie to the Holy Spirit. Before the land was sold and the money given to God, it was under their control. When they brought the money to God, it was under apostolic control.
    • The Lord’s money is still under apostolic control.
    • I Timothy 5:16 – The individual was given a different responsibility than the church.
  • Since there is a difference, are there any restrictions on how the Lord’s money is used?
    • II Peter 1:3
    • II Timothy 3:16-17
    • Yes, the usage is restricted.
  • Since there are restrictions, how is it restricted?
    • The Lord’s money can only be used for what He has specified.
  • For what is the Lord’s money to be used?
    • The local church is authorized to provide for means to worship God.
    • I Corinthians 9:14 – The local church is to support men to preach the gospel.
    • II Corinthians 11:8
    • Acts 2:44-45; 4:34-36 – The local church should relieve needy members in some circumstances.
    • What is the difference between using the Lord’s money for kitchens and fellowship halls and using instruments for worship? They both go beyond what is authorized.
  • Who is to oversee the use of the Lord’s money?
    • Acts 20:28
    • Elders of local churches have this responsibility. Their responsibility extends only to the work of their own local church.

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