In Acts 2, we read that an important part of the church is to give money, caring for the needs of those in the community. It says:
All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.Acts 2:44-45
As we lead our disciples and teach them to lead others within the church, it is important that they learn how giving money to the work of God and his community has been done throughout Biblical history and how giving money to the church should work. Depending on the background and experience of your disciples, you may need to break each of the sections below into separate 3/3rds Group studies with individual and church-wide applications as the Holy Spirit will lead you to follow.
As we study, let’s ask and answer important some important questions:
Read these scriptures for each of the questions below to learn how giving has worked both Biblically and historically. Answer each of the main questions using the Discussion questions to help you arrive at your answer.