by Jesse Hendley

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Jesse M. Hendley
II Corinthians 8

Now, friends, if you have your Bibles, I want you to turn with me to Second Corinthians, chapter 8, and I want to speak to you today on the New Testament plan for the financing of Christ's Kingdom on earth, Christ's work on earth. The New Testament has a plan of financing the work of the Lord. God's work is in the earth. The Spirit of God is working among men in a practical way. And it takes money to run God's work. Let's remember that. Now, don't turn off your radio right now, because this will be a blessing to you. I do not bring this to try to force a single thing upon you. I am trying to bring you a blessing today. If I could tell you where you could pick up some stock in a company that would make you absolutely free from all concern as far as your physical needs are concerned for the rest of your days, you would listen to what I had to say. But I have something far more important than that, far more practical, and I hope you will listen to me very carefully. I am speaking of ETERNAL INVESTMENTS, for actually, that is what giving to THE LORD'S WORK is. It is the New Testament plan for carrying on the work of God.

Now it does take money to run the Lord's work, of course. Some people try to hide from that. But I make no apology for reminding you of your PRIVILEGE AND RESPONSIBILITY as God's steward. There are apologetic approaches to this subject of carrying on God's work and financing the work of the Lord. Actually, it is all woven together in the business of the Christian life. So many times I have noticed in my travels as an evangelist, particularly in our evangelistic campaigns, where our fellow ministers (especially in union campaigns) would get up and apologize for taking offerings. Like extracting teeth, you know. "What I am going to do right now is very painful. Let's get it over with as quickly as possible." Such people, friends, have not been ...

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