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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELtr\JE"
CT 401292, Program 170
"DOES MONEY STAND BETWEEN YOU AND GOD?"
I Corinthians 16
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I
directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.
On the first day of every week let each one of you
put aside and save, as he may prosper, that no
collections be made when I come.
And when I arrive, whomever you may approve, I
shall send them with letters to carry your gift to
And if it is fitting for me to go also, they will
go with me.
I an trying to teach the biblical principles for giving, and if we
love the Lord and do what God says, the money will be there. In
The reason for giving: the collection for the saints.
We gave three reasons why the saints needed the money: for the needy,
for the leadership, and for the ministries of the church.
The regularity of giving: first day of the week everybody brings
The receiver and distributor of the gifts: the storehouse--the local
The responders in giving: everyone of you. Everyone has something to
The ratio of giving: As God has prospered.
Then we broke it down to giving before Moses' time. There are two
kinds of giving: required and free will.
Then we took it from Moses to Jesus: required and free will. Now we
want to pick up from the time of Jesus to the present. What about
Jesus' teaching about giving in the New Testament? There are two
kinds there also: 1) Pay your taxes. 2) Give whatever God wants you
to, and whatever you want.
T~iL~ required giving is for taxation. There are two scriptures:
;Aattliew 17:24-27, and Matthew 22:15-22. Those are two passages where
Jesus talks about taxation. One time He told Peter to go down to the
lake, take a fish, and in its mouth would be a coin to pay the tax.
eustis was not saying that everyone should go to the lake and ...
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