|Posted on 30 November, 2015 at 6:50|
By Kaka Mwanga
We Are Responsible to Share in Church Work?
We all anticipated it, we planned for it, we thought carefully and we booked it....Yes,Sunday 6th December is here and we all seem to be forgeting that we are on the rota to fundrase for the Church Construction is nt it?
It baffles for us to struggle to construct such a multi-Milion shillings and magnificent Friends Center Satellite Church while it is very clear in the Bible that we must give what belongs to God for his work to continue, without any hutsle. Allow me to first of all thank all those who have contributed their coin towards this norble course.But still the question that continues to linger in my head is, where are we? are we realy sure of what we are doing? Absolutely, We are sure that we are erecting a modern Center on this hilly and chilling place of Riruta Satellite.
It is evident that the train has already began its journey and the destination is already known. The focus is itill on despite already witnessed and still to be witnessed challenges.We must press on towards this goal as God encourages us that all is well with him and him a lone. And yes, we will continue to think beyond the 6th December so that we realise this dream.
We should want to give so we can support the work the church does. Philippians 4:14-18 - The church at Philippi gave to support Paul. This constituted "fellowship" (sharing) in his work of preaching. Likewise today local churches need money so teachers can teach in assemblies and classes, gospel meetings, radio and TV, literature, etc. (See also 1 Tim. 3:15; Acts 11:22-26; 1 Cor. 14; 1 Thess. 1:8; 1 Cor. 9:6-14; 2 Cor. 11:8,9.)
Acts 4:32-35 - Local churches also cared for needy members - they shared their possessions. (See also 1 Cor. 16:1-4; 2 Cor. 8,9; Acts 11:27-30.)
To the extent we are able, we should share in the church's work. Many denominations raise money by bingo, bake sales, rummages, raffles, etc. These methods are unauthorized, so the Lord's church never uses them. If members fulfill their responsibility to share, the church can do its work without such methods. But let us remember that the more we can give, the more the church can accomplish.
FRIENDS CHURCH(QUAKERS) SATELLITE is here to stay.....
Are you fulfilling your responsibility to share in the church's work??