1 Corinthians 16:1-7 NASB
1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. 2 On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.3 When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem; 4 and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.
5 But I will come to you after I go through Macedonia, for I am going through Macedonia; 6 and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way wherever I may go. 7 For I do not wish to see you now just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits.
- Sharing our Stuff (v. 1-2)
- Sharing Ourselves (v. 3-7)
- (v. 1-4) Paul talks about taking a collection for the saints. What are some things we can learn about being generous from this passage? Where does generosity come from? Does our culture encourage greed or generosity?
- (v. 5-9) Paul explains his travel plans for advancing the gospel, he says that there is a “wide door” for effective service and that there are many adversaries. What is your view on life and ministry? Do you think it should be easy? Are you surprised when life is difficult and people oppose you?