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10th March 2015 being generous with each other

‘All the believers met together constantly and shared everything with each other.’ Acts 2:44 (LB)

When you think about serving others generously, I doubt there is a better example than the first church that ever existed. If you open your Bible and read the entire chapter of Acts 2, you’ll find that there was a spirit of joy and unity in that church. If anyone had a need, the church members brought their resources together to fill it.

Somewhere along the line, the church has changed, but the need hasn’t. There are still as many people who struggle in our churches today as there were in the original church. However, in many churches we don’t take the same approach to meeting one another’s needs. My hope is that you will develop the same kind of passion for meeting needs as the early church had.

You may not be able to offer much, but you can give what you have. For instance, as a group you could volunteer to do gardening, home repairs, cleaning, or cook some meals for those who are seriously in need of help. You could give a gift of money to the Jericho Road Project to help people marginalised in our community.

When you think of giving generously, don’t get burdened down with feelings of guilt over not being able to share what you don’t have. Instead, find joy in making a difference where you’re able. Use your creative mind to find ways to meet needs that you are unable to meet financially.

Question to Consider
How attached are you to your possessions? Do you own them or do they own you?

Prayer Point
Pray that God will help you develop the same kind of passion for meeting needs as the early church had.

These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King's Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.

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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. The church has seen continued growth since the mid-1990s, both in terms of size and diversity.

As well as leading King’s, Steve hosts and leads Newfrontiers, a fellowship of apostolic leaders with hundreds of churches around the world.

Steve is married to Deb. They have three grown up sons and one grandson.

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