Pro or Con...
Since we have received new life for our ministry (PCIM was donated a full blown server and domain name). I have been struggling with the concept of passing the collection plate or not. Honestly, I personally, really don't want to because God has always supplied every need to that ministry over the past 10 years we been online because of prayer. John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
I have been told I was being silly by some of my collegues for not and others agree that I should go by my convictions. I thought about putting this on the prayer section but realized that there would probably be some discussion over this and the proper place would be here.
Phillipians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
After seeing things in the past like some evengelists giving 5 minutes of Gospel and 25 minutes for begging, it has really made me be wary. God's people are not beggars... That I know or at least they shouldn't be.
Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 37:26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
I really want to know your thoughts folks.
Moderator, please move this thread if it is in the wrong place.