Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. 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. 3 And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem. 4 If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me. — 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 (ESV)

1. They weren’t rich – but they gave in the affliction of their poverty

2. And they didn’t give as little as possible - they gave until it hurt

3. They didn’t give out of obligation - they gave freely out of joy

Such is the grace of giving. It is not dictated by ability. It has nothing to do with being well off. It views giving as a privilege. It is willing. It is joyfully enthusiastic. — Philip Hughes

4 They didn’t give because they were good people – their generosity was a response to the generosity of God

Chris Daukas

Chris grew up with a loving family and in a moral home, but despite his upbringing, he was a sinner in need of grace. In his sophomore year of college, Chris yielded his life to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He began to devour the Word and was soon helping to lead bible studies, outreaches, and worship at church. He married his beautiful wife, Tara, in the summer of 2000.

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