by Miles Seaborn

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I Corinthians 16:1-2
Miles Seaborn

Intro: In Chapter 15 of 1st Corinthians Paul discusses
the, greatest event of human history - the resurrection
of , the dead., He' tells us of this 'wonderful, magnificant
truth and ends this by saying that on the day when
the trumpet sounds our bodies will become like Jesus
Christ. But then all of a sudden he says "Now concern
rings us own to where we live. It is most interesting
to, see the Apostle Paul come off such a tremendous
grandious ,, concept and then talk - about something so
mundane as taking the collection in church.

But when ,we think -about it that is a perfect illustration
of how Christianity Every glimpse we ever
get of future.. glory is only, given to, us to encourage,
us to a, deeper commitment to our responsibility right
here and now. The whole idea of looking ahead or seeing
ahead is to render us responsible for the here and now.

When the Spirit of God in 1 Corinthians 15 shows us
the fantastic reality of resurrection day it has a tremen-
dous impact on the way we live right now. Even how
we put our money in the-collection, for after all, if
this body is going to leave this world and be transformed
then we shouldn't be so concerned about investing our
money temporary things: instead, we ought to be
laying it aside for God's forever kingdom.

Jesus said,

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth
here moth and rust doeth corrupt and where
thieves break through and steal. But lay up for
yourselves treasure in heaven where neither moth
nor. rust doth corrupt an where thieves do not-
break through and Steal. For where your treasure
is there will your heart be also." (Mt. 6:19-20)

Concerning the Collection

Investing in forever is the issue.
Now let's look at some background information regarding
the collection.

First, the context of poverty. In the ancient world
poverty was a real issue because ...

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