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Tag Archives: benevolence
What Would That Look Like?
I once had a conversation with a member about her commitment to Christ and her involvement in the local church. I was asked: What would proper involvement look like? This is an excellent question to ask. Let’s try to answer … Continue reading
Posted in christian growth, Dedication, evangelism, Love, Priorities Tagged assemble with saints, bear fruit, bear fruit with patience, benevolence, bible study, book mere Christianity, busy bee, c.s. lewis, Christ like, church attendance, concern for others, disciple, edification, evangelism, following Christ, genuine love, imitate Christ, little Christ, love, maintain good works, marshall keeble, more than baptism is needed, patience, priorities, thayer, true Christianity, vine's, zealous for good works Leave a comment
Serving Only When it is Convenient
What would happen if the man-in-need scenario from the parable of the Good Samaritan were recreated? How many would stop to help? John Darley and Daniel Batson, two Princeton University psychologists, conducted a study, in the early 1970’s. Princeton Theological … Continue reading
Posted in Dedication, Love, Parables, Preachers, Preaching, Priorities, Time Tagged 1970s experiment at princeton, benevolence, book the tipping point, daniel batson, doers of word, doing good to others, family brethren and others, God over people, helping others, Jesus had time for others, john darley, kindness, love, malcolm gladwell, mercy over sacrifice, opportunities to do good, people over animals, preaching and praticing, princeton, princeton psychologists experiment, princeton seminary, serving, serving when convenient, stats, the good samaritan, time, too busy, too hurried, urent needs, urgent needs Leave a comment
Mercy Series: I Desire Mercy
“I desire mercy and not sacrifice and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6). Do not misunderstand. God required animal sacrifices and burnt offerings under the Mosaic Dispensation and the Patriarchal Dispensation (e.g. Genesis 4:4; 8:20-21; 22:1-14; Exodus … Continue reading
Posted in Fellowship, Mercy, Priorities, Textual study, Word Study Tagged 2 Timothy 1:16-18, animal sacrifices, be merciful, benevolence, burnt offerings, fellowship, homer hailey, Hosea 6:6, I desire knowledge of God more than burnt offerings, I desire mercy not sacrifice, kindness, many turned from paul, Matthew 12:1-8, not ashamed, not ashamed of chains, onesiphorus, onesiphorus ministers to paul, onesiphorus refreshes paul, onesiphorus sought out paul, paul's chains, persecution Leave a comment
Thrift Stores, Ringing Bells and Red Kettles
The Salvation Army operates thrift stores. These stores resell donated items such as clothing, furniture, household items, and toys. They even have trucks which will pick up donated items from your house. The revenue is used to fund their Adult … Continue reading
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Webster defines the word “cooperation” to mean, “To act jointly with others; to unite for a common effort.” Luke 5:4-11 provides an example of cooperation. In this passage, we find two fishing boats cooperating together to bring in a great … Continue reading
Posted in Chruch, Fellowship, Soul Winning Tagged 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 8, 2 Corinthians 9, Acts 15, anti-ism, argument from lesser to greater, benevolence, chalk illustration, church autonomy, church cooperation, cooperation, cooperation in benevolence, cooperation in evangelism, emergency help only?, evangelism, jew and gentile relations, purpose of the great collection, Romans 15:25-26, the great collection, thomas warren Leave a comment
Saints Only Benevolence
“Some brethren have argued that the church is authorized to help church members and their dependents out of the church treasury, but no others. They reason that many times do we read of the church aiding and assisting “saints,” “disciples,” … Continue reading
The Work of the Church
If a church loses its focus, then nearly anything can be imagined as the work of the church. Some churches are extremely busy. They have this activity and that activity. They have numerous programs and works that they do. Their … Continue reading
Posted in Chruch, Priorities Tagged benevolence, edification, evangelism, work of church 2 Comments