Charles e. Whisnant, pastor/teacher
June 30, 2010
• In Acts 20:25 that same Greek word is translated support, a supporting gift, a helping gift.
• In Romans 12:7 it says, "The gift of service or ministry." Same gift. Supporting by serving.
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- Beautiful gift, marvelous gift, absolutely necessary to the progress of the body of Christ.
THE GIFT OF GIVING.
Romans 12:8 , "He that giveth let him do it with liberality."
- Super giver, all of us are required to give, all of us are called upon by the Spirit of God to give, all of us are to invest.
- All of us are to lay by and store the first day of the week as God has prospered him.
- But there are some out of us who are to be super givers, who are to be beyond the normal
- When you give with simplicity it means you give with one single motive: there's a need I give.
- The need, nothing else enters into their mind. Singleness of mind, singleness of heart, undivided motive.
Giving with pretension and public display is not a gift; it's hypocrisy. And it doesn't even think the gift of giving really relates to how much you have. Some people who don't have very much have the gift of giving away all they have. Other people who have a lot don't have the gift. Some who have a lot do. And it isn't just dropping money in a plate. All of us invest in the Lord, but it's that desire to give when a need arises. It's illustrated in so many beautiful ways in the New Testament.
- John 12:3, Acts 2; 2 Corinthians 8; Philippians 4
I want to read you an illustration of one man who had this gift. Charles Thomas Studd. English missionary to China, India, and Africa