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  1. HOLDTHELINE A study in I Corinthians

  2. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • Group time! • Share a time another Christian gave something to you – something you were blessed by. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  3. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:1-4: • Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On 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. And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem. If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  4. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 EVERYBODY GETS TO GIVE! HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  5. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:1: • Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  6. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:1: • Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  7. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:1: • Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  8. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:1: • Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  9. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:2: • On 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. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  10. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:2: • On 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. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  11. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:2: • On 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. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  12. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:2: • On 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. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  13. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:3-4: • And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem. If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  14. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 “gift” = charis (khar'-ece) = graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act, especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious), joyous liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy). HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  15. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • 1 Cor. 16:3-4: • And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem. If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  16. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • How does God require us to respond? • To Recognize God’s Share Everything Plan. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  17. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 EVERYBODY GETS TO GIVE! HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  18. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  19. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • How does God require us to respond? • To Recognize God’s Share Everything Plan. • Matt 5:42 • Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  20. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • How does God require us to respond? • To Recognize God’s Share Everything Plan. • Luke 3:11 • And he answered them, "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise." HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  21. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • How does God require us to respond? • To Recognize God’s Share Everything Plan. • Luke 6:38 • Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  22. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • How does God require us to respond? • To Recognize God’s Share Everything Plan. • Luke 12:33 • Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail… HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  23. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • How does God require us to respond? • To Recognize God’s Share Everything Plan. • Eph 4:28 • Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  24. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  25. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 Mark 12:41-44 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury (now, I don’t suggest this as a general practice…). Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything--all she had to live on." HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  26. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  27. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  28. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 • How does God require us to respond? • To Recognize God’s Share Everything Plan. • To Act • This passage calls upon the Church (capital C) • to circle up when it comes to money and need. HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  29. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  30. 1 Cor. 16:1-4 “Everybody Gets to Give” Nov. 24, 2013 EVERYBODY GETS TO GIVE! HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

  31. HOLDTHELINE A study in I Corinthians