Friday, January 14, 2011

God's Money???

Did you know that a dollar can do a lot of good?

Did you know that the total yearly revenue of the “DOC-UP” program utilized by many local churches is $189,862?

Did you know that this program is the sole vehicle by which many of our local churches assist the needy?

Did you know that there are over 200 churches (according to the yahoo directory) in Whitfield County?

Did you know that the bulk of most church budgets are used to pay for buildings and staff salaries?

Did you know that the typical church has an average of 75 members (although many have more)?

Did you know that 75 multiplied by 200 equals 15,000?

Did you know it would be possible to raise $15,000 dollars a week if every person mentioned above gave only $1?

Did you know that this amount would increase to $780,000 in a year’s time?

Did you know that $780,000 is $590,138 more than $189,862?

Did you know that it is possible to help a lot more people with $780,000 than $189,862?

Did you know that according to Matthew 25, Jesus expects us to use His resources to provide food, clothing, and shelter to those in need?

Did you know that paying salaries and building buildings just aren’t mentioned in Matthew 25……or anywhere else in the New Testament?

Did you know that many people who read this will certainly try to justify using God’s money for these purposes even though Jesus never mentions them?

Do I know that writing this was probably a waste of my time? Yeah, but it beats playing video games!

Think about it the next time you drop His money in “the plate”.

1 comment:

Scott Ptak said...

Wise words that need to be considered and acted upon. Thanks Ken...