Giving: A Matter of the Heart
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Giving: A Matter of the Heart

From Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 8

1 Corinthians 16:1-9  (ID: 1802)

Is tithing still relevant, or is it merely an Old Testament practice? Who should give, for what purpose, and to whom? How much are we supposed to give? Paul addressed these questions from the early church with practical principles for the collection and management of funds for the Lord’s work. In this message, Alistair Begg walks us through Paul’s guidelines for godly giving. The Bible makes it clear that to worship properly, we must learn to give properly.


The Collection for the Saints

1Now concerning1 the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. 2On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. 3And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem. 4If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.

Plans for Travel

5I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia, 6and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may help me on my journey, wherever I go. 7For I do not want to see you now just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. 8But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, 9for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.