‘Recycling’- The Biblical Way
Posted: June 6, 2012 in Christian Living
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They Had Everything in Common
32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money andlaid it at the apostles’ feet.
Looking at the scripture above, I have always thought of ways that we as Christians could do something similar to the above in our 21st Century so that there is ‘not a needy person’ among our fellow brothers and sisters
Well my church has recently setup a ‘recycle’ Facebook group where….
…. you can bless your brothers and sisters and be blessed by them as… well. You can ask for what you need and God willing that need will be met andyou can offer to give a gift of something that you own but do not need anymore and bless someone in need. There is only one principleto be followed : You must give freely and do not ask for anything in return! God bless all of you!
I have seen how so many people have been blessed and also been a blessing to others as a result of this group and how the local (church) body’s needs have been supplied. I’m sure those who have been giving also have had a sense of satisfaction as God works on both their hearts and the heart of the receiver.
Why don’t you try something similar for your local church?