"Be Imitators of Me": Paul's Model of Leadership
The most important models Paul urges his readers to imitate are those of himself, Christ, and God. He also directs his readers to the behavior of other individuals and occasionally reminds them of the example of other churches. There are also exhortations that his readers become "models" for others to imitate. Questions have been asked regarding the motivation behind Paul’s instruction.
Social Involvement in the Apostolic Church
This article gives an overview of the care taken by the apostolic church of the social needs of people. Relevant texts discussed include Acts 4:32-37, Acts 6:1, Acts 11, 1 Corinthians 16:1-3. 2 Corinthians 8:1-7, and 2 Corinthians 9:1·15.
2 Corinthians 8:9 – Christmas Grace: The Gospel of Self-Imposed Poverty
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 8:9.
2 Corinthians 8:10-9:15 - God's Money
This article is a Bible study on 2 Corinthians 8:10-2 Corinthians 9:15.
2 Corinthians 7:2-8:9 – The Confidence of Sorrow
This article is a Bible study on 2 Corinthians 7:2-2 Corinthians 8:9.
2 Corinthians 8:1-24 - Ministerial Encouragement for the Communion of the Saints
2 Corinthians 8:1-5 – They Wanted to Get in on It
The Gift of Fellowship
The Interests of Others
Generosity Motivated by the Grace of God
2 Corinthians 8-9 - The ministry of giving (Part 1)
This is a Bible Study on 2 Corinthians 8. Money,giving and tithing is discussed in this article.
Reconstructing a Biblical Model for Giving
In a previous article all relevant references to tithing in Scripture were discussed and it was concluded that the continuation of a tithing requirement can not be adequately supported by the exegesis of individual texts. In the present essay the authors assess the applicability of tithing in light of pertinent systematic issues.