I really don’t need to write to you about this ministry of giving for the believers in Jerusalem. For I know how eager you are to help, and I have been boasting to the churches in Mascedonia that you in Greece were ready to send an offering a year ago. In fact, it was your enthusiasm that stirred up many of the Mascedonian believers to begin giving.
But I want it to be a willing gift, not one given grudgingly. You must decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous.
And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God. As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God.
—Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
Ten percent of the profits from the intended ministry of the eBook, Steps of a Servant, will be distributed to selected Bible believing churches in America and in Jerusalem for their disbursement according to the directives of the Scriptures.
Also included in the ten percent profit distribution will be a ministry for the disabled, Joni and Friends.