Meeting Times Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

Meeting Times Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m. The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church? Serving God By Faith The NT Pattern For Benevolence 4 The Church of CHRIST IS A Biblical Church? The The N.T. N.T. Pattern Pattern For For The

The Organization of A Local Church Christ the head Elders (bishops, pastors) Deacons to serve Evangelist, teachers & saints Worship of A Local Church The Lords Supper Giving To The Lords Work Teaching the scriptures Praying together Music = Singing 5 The The N.T. N.T. Pattern Pattern For For The

The Work of A Local Church Self-Edification, i.e. to build up and strengthen itself (Acts 20:28, 32; Col 2:6, 7). Evangelism - Preach the gospel to the lost (Mat 28:18-20). Benevolence Providing the needs of destitute Christians (Acts 6:1-4) Benevolence Definitions Benevolence The provision of assistance, help or aide such as food, clothing, shelter & medical care for the relief of material needs for others. The English term benevolence Appears only once in the KJV - 1 Cor 7:3 - The Greek word rendered benevolence in the KJV in 1 Cor 7:3 appears only one

6 7 What We Find In The New Testament A local church caring for those of its own number - (Acts 2:44-46; 4:32-37). A local church Caring for its own widows (Acts 6:1-8; 1 Tim 5:3-16). The church in Antioch sent to the brethren in Judea (Acts 11:27-30). The churches in Macedonia, Achaia, and Galatia sent to the church at Jerusalem (1 Cor. 16:1-3; 2 Cor 8:1-5; 9:1,2 ). 8 A local church caring for those

of its own NUMBER: Acts 4:32-37 Money was laid at the apostles feet thus a common treasury. Distribution was made according to the need among the believers. None of them lacked so the effort was successful under the organization provided. The church in Antioch sent to the brethren

in Judea: Acts 11:27-30 Each gave according to their ability For the purpose of relieving BRETHREN in Judea This THEY did, sending it by Paul and Barnabas, To the elders (of each local church) (Acts 14:23; 1 Peter 5:2) 9

Benevolence Limited To Needy Saints All that believed Acts 2:44,45 Them that believed Acts 4:32-35 The disciples Acts 6:1 Relief unto the brethren Acts 11:29 Unto the saints Rom. 15:25 For the poor saints Rom. 15:26 Accepted of the saints Rom. 15:31 Collection for the saints - 1 Cor. 16:1

Ministering to the saints 2 Cor. 8:4 Supplied need of the saints 2 Cor. 9:1,12 Relieve the widows indeed 1 Tim 5:16 1 0 Benevolence What About James 1: 27 Individual or Congregational? [23] For if anyone is a hearer [24] for he observes himself, [25] But he who looks . . . this one will be blessed in what he does.

[26] If anyone among you thinks he is religious, . . . deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. [27] . . . to keep oneself unspotted from the world. 1 1 Command Text Does not Authorize "Visit the fatherless" James 1:27

Does not Authorize Church orphanages James 1:27 Mt.25:35 ,36 Does not Authorize Church restaurants "Visit the widows" "Feed the hungry" "Visit the sick" "Visit the prisoner" Mt.25:35 ,36

Mt.25:35 ,36 Does not Authorize Church widow wages Does not Authorize Church hospitals "Clothe the Mt.25:35 naked" ,36 Does not Authorize Church jails Does not Authorize Church clothing stores "Entertain strangers" Does not Authorize Church

hotels Heb. 13:2 1 2 Benevolence 1 3 Answering Arguments used to advocate general benevolence Galatians 6: 10 Individual or Congregational

[1] Brethren, if a man . . . you who are spiritual restore such a one . . . considering yourself [2] Bear one another's burdens, [3] For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. [4] But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, James 1:27 Gal. 6:10 Shifting Responsibility Local church Saints

Individual Benevolent Society r e f s n a Tr Elders Deacons Phili 1:1 Care - Food Clothing - Shelter The Work

1 4 Benevolence The church should do its own work within the organizational structure found in the NT. The distinction between the church & individual The need for authority Establishing the pattern The NT church engaged in helping to relieve needy saints in their time of need 1 5

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