The Ministry of Giving 4

Dearest one of God, the bible encourages us saying, whatever we do, we should do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10.31), because we were created to bring Him glory (Isa. 43:6-7).

In Christendom, there are several ministries one can get involved with but today I wish to intimate you with a truth today that among the many things we could do to bring glory to God, giving is one important one.

I’d like to introduce the act of giving as a ministry (a continuous function / duty). It is a ministry because the bible calls it so in 2 Cor. 9:12-13, saying, “So two good things will result from this ministry of giving – …”As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God.” NLT

 

Therefore in this message I will briefly teach on the ministry of giving, looking at the principles that must influence your giving and the what your giving does toward people and God.

Principles governing giving in the context of the above-referenced texts:

  1. “You must each decide in your heart how much to give.
  2. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” (2 Cor. 9:7).
  3. Do not make mindless offering, it is evil (Eccl. 5:1).
  4. You are given in order to give to others abundantly (2 Cor.9:8).

 

What My Giving does

  1. It meets the needs of people (vs. 12)
  2. It makes people whose needs are met to bring glory to the name of God (vs. 12-13)
  3. It is a ministry which proves your obedience to the good news of Christ or your confession of faith (vs. 13)
  4. God counts my giving as righteousness unto me (vs. 9)
  5. Receivers will pray for you affectionately (vs. 14)

 

As a result

  • God continues to give me so that I may continue to give others (vs. 8)
  • God increases my blessings and reckons more righteousness unto me (vs. 10)

About The Author Pastor Dr. Abraham Obadare


I am Pastor Dr. Abraham Obadare, a minister of the gospel at Christ Apostolic Church WOSEM. You are welcome to worship with us at 108-02 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435. You may also keep with us on 24 hours internet radio at www.eagernessofgod.org Our website address is www.wosem.org where you can watch on demand videos for your enrichment, watch our live streaming or read past messages / articles. You may also visit www.thewayoutforyou.com

4 thoughts on “The Ministry of Giving

  1. Reply Olebogeng Leeuw Oct 23,2014 4:06 pm

    Hello Pastor.

    I am Brother Olebogeng Leeuw, the founder of a Youth Team called MANIFEST in Rustenburg, South Africa.

    I am encouraged and blessed by this teaching. Our Youth Ministry is exactly about what you mentioned and more. We are a Praise and Worship Team that doesnt only Worship but we also do Evangelism. One of our objectives is to “stand in the gap of hopelessness, poverty and pain by declaring what God has done, is doing, and will do for those who trust and believes in Him”.

    This, I recently just started meditating on about how/where/when to do it. As I will be enquiring of the Lord for wisdom and grace to fulfil this desire may You Man of God please pray and advice me on how to go about it.

    This past days the Lord has been ministering to me a lot about the poor. I have been reading and meditating passages in John 12 where Jesus says “the poor will always be among you”, Mark 14 “the story of a great banquet” and also Matthew 25 “the sheep and the goats”.

    Man of God please share heavenly wisdom with us.

    Final greetings to your Congregation. May His Grace and the fellowship of His Holy Spirit continue to be with all of you forever more, Amen.

    • Reply Pastor Abraham Obadare Dec 15,2014 2:16 pm

      Man of God,
      Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am glad that this message has blessed your heart and ministry.
      In terms of taking care of the poor, what we do in our local church is to distribute food and clothing to the needy in our church community every week. We get the food from one or two not-for-profit organization in New York and we in turn distribute them to the needy.
      I don’t know if you have those types of organizations in South Africa. I believe that those organizations get the supply from private companies, manufacturers and supplies who are able to donate and get tax right off from the government. This is the way that God opened for us here.
      Please check around to see if companies donate goods to churches that you can distribute directly to the needy.

      May God open the way for you to serve His creations

  2. Reply YEMOH ODOI Nov 14,2016 9:19 am

    MAN OF GOD
    PLEASE IS THERE A WORLD RENOWNED MINISTER KNOWN FOR GIVING AND PRAYER BUT HAS NO CHURCH OF HIS OWN?

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