collection for the saints

collection for the saints

An offering from gentile to Jewish Christians. In (1Cor 16:1-2), Paul the apostle gives instructions to the Corinthian Christians about a fund that he is intent on raising for the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem. His churches in Galatia (1Cor 16:1) and Macedonia (2Cor 8:1-5; 2Cor 9:1-2) had also been urged to make contributions, and the latter, at least, seem to have responded generously (2Cor 8:3-5). At least two factors account for the high priority Paul seems to have placed on the collection project over a several-year period: first, he considered it a needed act of charity (2Cor 8:4; Rom 15:26), perhaps an extension of the relief fund he and Barnabas had delivered to the Jerusalem church on behalf of the Christians in Antioch (Acts 11:27-30); second, he had committed himself to it as a part of the agreement reached when the Jewish-Christian leaders in Jerusalem approved his mission to the Gentiles (Gal 2:1-10); it therefore symbolized the partnership of Jews and Gentiles in the gospel.

1Cor 16:1-2

The Collection for the Saints
1Now concerning the collection for the saints: you should follow the directions I gave to the churches of Galatia.2On the first da ... View more

1Cor 16:1

The Collection for the Saints
1Now concerning the collection for the saints: you should follow the directions I gave to the churches of Galatia.

2Cor 8:1-5

Encouragement to Be Generous
1We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that has been granted to the churches of Macedonia;2for during a ... View more

2Cor 9:1-2

The Collection for Christians at Jerusalem
1Now it is not necessary for me to write you about the ministry to the saints,2for I know your eagerness, which is th ... View more

2Cor 8:3-5

3For, as I can testify, they voluntarily gave according to their means, and even beyond their means,4begging us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this m ... View more

2Cor 8:4

4begging us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this ministry to the saints—

Rom 15:26

26for Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to share their resources with the poor among the saints at Jerusalem.

Acts 11:27-30

27At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.28One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine ... View more

Gal 2:1-10

Paul and the Other Apostles
1Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me.2I went up in response to a revela ... View more

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