sharing with all who have need

It’s an amazing description of the 1st century church from the book of Acts in the New Testament. They treated everything they had as though it was not their own. Check out this modern day version from this brief news report by CNN:

Church Gives Fresh Meaning to ‘Offering’ Plate

Most churches have church members put offerings into the collection plate – but one church has decided to do it backwards, CNN reports. Pastor Toby Slough at Cross Timbers Community Church in Texas told his congregation to take what they needed from the plate earlier this year, hoping to ease financial stress. When the church collected the plates again though, they found that the church had had its highest offering ever. Since that Sunday, Slough and his church have given away a half-million dollars to members, non-members, missions and local groups. “In these economic times, we can’t be so into church business that we forget what our business is, and that is to help people,” Slough told CNN television affiliate KDAF in Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas.

How will we truly share with all who have need during this trying economic time?

One thought on “sharing with all who have need

  1. Dear Duke family,

    We do not know any of you personally, but I have come to know all of you through the accident. I have keep up with ya’ll on PrayerLink through the church at Kentwood.

    My heart hurts for your lost, but rejoices that Mrs. Retia is with the Lord now.

    There was another person named Maggie Lee that was also on that posting. She went to be with the Lord just the day before. And I feel in my heart she meet your Mom at the pearly gate and said, “Come on and let’s go see Jesus”.

    I know one day we will see both of them and they will welcome us with open arms. All of you have been in our prayers since accident, you will continue to be in our prayers and thoughts in the days to come. I pray that the Lord brings peace and healing to all of you. God bless.

    And God shall wipe away al tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelations 21:4

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