|What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #1840 Faith Promise Missions Giving
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
Turns out, the liberal giving that the Apostle Paul endorses for the Church at Corinth exactly fills the need for autonomous local churches supporting missionaries who preach the gospel to every creature. Paul's complete recommendation is captured in what many call â€œFaith Promise Missions Giving,â€ wherein â€œwe do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches... unto the riches of their liberalityâ€ (2Cor 8:1-2). Paul encourages this church, on the rebound from being the most carnal of churches, to pray, purpose, and with desire give â€œbeyond their powerâ€ (vr.3). This â€œgrace of liberal givingâ€ is beyond their tithe, and is intended to minister to the needs of saints (vr. 4) who are out there fulfilling the great commission. Faith Promise Missions Giving and 2Cor 8-9 encourage every believer to be involved, to purpose an amount that God can give through them, and then to start giving that amount, trusting God to supply it each week. Just like these Scriptures teach, Faith Promise is not part of our tithe, it is a freewill offering; it is not a pledge to man, but a by faith promise to God, and it is not just doing what one is able to do, it is what God is able to do through us. God will give more through you than he will ever give to you. The grace of liberal gibing taught in 2Cor 8-9 has put more gospel preaching Baptist missionaries on foreign fields than any other entity. Paul expresses the joy this type of giving produces and experience shows the tremendous affect it has on the local church. If your church does not use the Biblical Ffiath Promise Missions Giving method, read the chapters and investigate why not.
An Essay for week #40 Oct 7, 2018
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