A STUDY OF 1 CORINTHIANS (Lesson Twelve)
1 Corinthians 16:1-4 (851)
A. “The collection for the saints” has reference to the effort to provide financial
assistance to the Christians in Jerusalem.
1. They needed aid because of a famine (Acts 11:27-30,p 812) and the suffering
B. Let’s answer a few questions about giving, one of the avenues of congregational
I. Who should give? 1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Cor. 9:7 (856)
A. Every Christian.
B. Our members have the responsibility for giving to support our efforts.
II. Why should we give?
A. To show our love for God. 2 Cor. 8:7-9
B. To teach people the gospel. Philippians 1:3-5 (867)
C. To operate our church.
D. To help those in need. James 2:14-17 (892); Galatians 6:9-10 (863)
III. When should we give as a congregation? 1 Cor. 16:2
A. Every Sunday.
IV. How much should we give?
A. As we purpose on our heart. 2 Cor. 9:7 (856)
B. As God has prospered us. 1 Cor. 16:2 (note KJV)
C. Principles to consider: first-fruits in O.T. (Leviticus 23: 9-11,14 (102); tithe under
O.T. Nehemiah 10:35 (397). These O.T. laws not for Christians, but what does this
tell us about out giving. We reap what we sow. 2 Cor. 9:6
V. With what attitude should we give?
A. Loving attitude. 1 Cor. 13:3: 2 Cor. 8:7-9; Matt. 22: 36-39-love God and
B. Willing attitude. 2 Cor. 9:7
C. Generous attitude. 2 Cor. 9:5
D. Thankful attitude. As God has prospered us. 1 Cor. 16:2
VI. What are some of the results of giving?
A. Recipient’s needs are met. 2 Cor. 9:12 (856)
B. Hopefully, recipients and others will give glory to God. 2 Cor. 9:11-13 (856)
C. Giver will be blessed by God. 2 Cor. 9:6-10; Luke 6:38 (756)
Conclusion: Acts 20:35 (821); 1 Cor. 16:1-2