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  1. We can't allow a person's description of their giving to become a division between brothers. It has to end, eternity is a long time and our Lord won't allow disputes in heaven. So, it is best, I believe to "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory;" Philippians 2:1-5... Amen?
    2 points
  2. Brethren, I purposely have not written in this thread as I generally do not tell the saints how or what to give and I did not want to offend anyone here on Online Baptist concerning giving. I do concentrate on the motive and the willingness to serve the Lord in all aspects (including giving). I have previously given my thoughts on this matter, giving, on the following devotion to anybody who wants to know how I feel. The devotion is how I explain giving at our church. You will notice that I handle it a little differently than usual. Alan
    2 points
  3. While we are not a church plant, we are in an area of very limited numbers. When I began the finances were taken care of by a lady who was very good with it. However they left, due to age, wanting to live near family, so the money was taken over by my wife and I, as we are quite small, and most of the people we deal with in our church have no ability to see to their own finances, much less the church's. As you probably agree, it is not a position I prefer to be in, BUT, since my wife and I, along with three people who aren't even part of our church anymore, are really the only ones who ever gi
    1 point
  4. I was unemployed but still had some income coming in so I gave. I understand and sort of agree with your point. With us being a church plant, I have no choice but to take care of the finances (hopefully one day turn it over to someone). I will say this, those that don't give take up a good majority of my time outside of the pulpit. For me, I'm not going decide where my time/energy goes based on who or how much one gives.
    1 point
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