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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Giving

By Rob Albright

    GIVING to others brings us joy. When we share our time, talent, and other resources for the benefit of others, we find satisfaction. When we do good to help others, we are being Christ like.
    GIVING to others is “doing good” (Galatians 6:10). Helping others in their time of need is Christianity in action (Romans 12:13) and is evidence of our faith (James 2:14-17).
    GIVING is also what we do together as a church family. We plan our giving in support of the work we are involved with as the body (church) of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 8:4). There are benevolent, edification, and evangelism efforts we are involved in together. It is a privilege to be able to share together in the work that glorifies God (2 Corinthians 9:13).
    Read 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 and take note of the attitude we should have in our giving. Remember God loves a cheerful giver. Our giving should not be a “grudging obligation” so take special note of the attitude the churches in Macedonia had (2 Corinthians 9:5, 7; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5).
- Rob Albright serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.nwchurchofchrist.com/


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