That The Chinese And The World May Know Jesus, Be Happy In Him And Make Him Known.
Giving Is Part Of The Activity Of A Church
Devotional: A healthy local church is made up of people that are involved in giving. They give to take care of the church expenses and pay the leadership. They give to help other believers in need and support people taking the gospel around the world. From the early beginnings of the church people were involved in giving. Acts 2:44-45 says, “And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.” One of the things that makes a New Testament church healthy is that it is a church where people are regularly involved in giving.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, help us as a church to be a giving church. Help us to think about ways that we can give and be a blessing to others around us. Help us to not be too protective of our money but to be willing to give it to You for Your purposes. Thank you for blessing us with the money to be able to give and help us to be generous with it. We pray this in the name of Jesus, amen.