Jesus' Teaching on Hell - Tentmaker
It is often said Jesus spoke more about Hell than Heaven
.On a simple level, the two paramount circumstances of giving involve helping the needy andto enable the church to preach the gospel. Individuals based on their ability andopportunity have the privilege of helping those in need of the necessities of life (Eph.4:28; I Jn. 3: 16, 17, aid should not be rendered to one able but unwilling to work, 2Thes. 3: 10). The local church is, " the pillar and ground of the truth" (ITim. 3: 15). To the local church, God has assigned a certain work. This work involves thepreaching of the gospel, edification of the saved, and the exercise of benevolence forneedy saints (2 Tim. 4: 1-5; I Tim. 5: 16). This work requires financing (cp. I Cor. 9:14, see vs. 6-14). The act of giving should not ever be viewed as an onerous duty, but ajoyous privilege. Jesus said, " it is more blessed to give than to receive"(Acts 20: 35).
ESL - English Exercises: Past simple versus past continuous
. As mentioned, the Jew was required to "tithe." However,the teaching of the New Testament is not that simple. A designated amount is notstipulated, but instead we read regarding Paul presenting the giving of the MacedoniaChristians to serve as impetus for the Corinthians: