All Things in Love

May 30, 2021    Ritchie Johnson    Spiritual Gifts

Slide: Guidelines for giving:
- Prioritize the saints in need
- All called to participate to some degree
- Giving may be in accordance with prosperity
- The best giving is cheerful giving (Not under compulsion)
- Giving is a “gift” of grace
- Should be handled with care by leaders

Slide: Summary of Vv 1-5: The motive for the giving and handling of money is love.

Slide: 1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able [to receive it.] Indeed, even now you are not yet able, 3 for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?

Slide: 1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy. 3 But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by [any] human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself.

Slide: 1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Philippians 1:27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 in no way alarmed by [your] opponents--which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that [too,] from God.

Slide: Summary of Vv5-18: Your leaders love and serve you. Love and submit to your leaders.

Slide: God has called us to be His bold witnesses: acting in love and unity, submitting to the authority of His Word, walking in the power of His Spirit.