October 20, 2015

Messy Money

“Consistent and Faithful Giving” 1 Corinthians 16:1-4
Paul’s determination to deliver this relief offering caused this dramatic and life-changing turn of events in his life. Selected passages in 1 and 2 Corinthians and Romans describe his feelings and advice concerning this offering.

Paul was very specific and direct about this project. He told them to set aside money for this offering on the first day of the week. He outlined the process by which they would deliver the offering. They would send representatives, along with a letter from Paul, explaining the reason for the offering. Paul’s detractors had accused him of doing ministry only for the money that might come his way. In response, Paul carefully separated himself from the money, offering to accompany these representatives if they desired him to do so.