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The matter of giving and receiving (Philippians 4.15) The relief of poverty was very important to Paul. In Galatians 2 he says “All they (the church leaders)

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1 The matter of giving and receiving (Philippians 4.15) The relief of poverty was very important to Paul. In Galatians 2 he says “All they (the church leaders) asked was that we should continue to remember the poor – the very thing I was eager to do.”

2 Giving.... an affair of the heart Jesus said “Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.” despite severe trials the Philippians first gave themselves to the Lord..... then desired the privilege of sharing in service to the saints.

3 “It is more blessed to give than to receive”....an attitude of grace Paul’s farewell to Ephesian elders at Miletus (Acts 20.35) “We must help the weak” Giving

4 the washing and anointing of Jesus’ feet with costly ointment (Luke )....an act of love compassion, generosity, above all love Giving

5 .... the accounting Paul’s encouragement to the Philippians (4.17) “I am not looking for a gift but for what may be credited to your account” “A fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God” Giving

6 generosity in sharing (2Cor 9.13)....all for God’s glory praises to God obedience demonstrating the gospel of Christ Giving

7 Receiving.... the glorious riches in Christ “My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4.19) Receiving

8 .... the gifts of grace eternal life forgiveness the indwelling Holy Spirit Receiving


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