Christian Sharing

Early Christians in Jerusalem shared with each other

  • Acts 2:44 – 45
  • Acts 4:34 – 35

Christians in other places sent funds for famine relief in Jerusalem

  • Acts 11:29
  • 1 Corinthians 16:1 – 3
  • 2 Corinthians 8:1 – 15
  • 2 Corinthians 9

Teachers of the gospel are to be supported financially

  • 3 John 6
  • Titus 3:13
  • 1 Corinthians 9:3 – 14
  • 1 Timothy 5:17 – 18

Needy brethren are to be helped

  • Matthew 25:35 – 40
  • 1 John 3:17

Generally helping the poor

  • Ephesians 4:28
  • Galatians 2:10
  • Luke 14:12 – 14

Taking care of needy relatives is essential

  • 1 Timothy 5:8

The poor are a major target for the gospel

  • Matthew 11:5
  • Luke 4:18

Sharing must be from love

  • 1 Corinthians 13:3

Poverty will not be eradicated; honoring Jesus is a more worthy expenditure

  • Matthew 26:11
  • Mark 14:7
  • John 12:8

Deciding how to share is not a matter of resources or priorities, but of faith

  • 2 Corinthians 8:12, 9:6 – 11