A Good Neighbor Idea From  In His Name Ministries

A Good Neighbor Idea From


In His Name Ministries


Authentic Evangelism

Paul of Tarsus laid the foundation, upon which Christianity through the ages has built.  During his lifetime deviations occurred.  In later centuries the church has wandered from his pure presentation of the gospel; yet for those who desire to know the salient aspects of the foundations he built, it is there in the New Testament.  An example:

“It doesn't matter how much you have. What 

matters is how much you are willing to 

give from what you have. . ." 

Paul’s style of evangelism gave no doubt to new comers that in accepting the gospel, they too would love others as Christ did.  They too would be blessers, not just a people who sought blessings.

Two chapters of his second letter to the Christians in Corinth are about loving the poor.

He described the fervor of the people in Macedonia this way: 

“Although they were going through hard times and were very poor, they were glad to

give generously.  They gave as much as they could afford and even more,

simply because they wanted to. They even asked and begged us to let them have 

the joy of giving their money for God's people.  

And they did more than we had hoped. They gave themselves first to the Lord and then

to us, [for the poor]  just as God wanted them to do.”  Then he complimented the

Corinthians and challenged them: “You do everything better than anyone else. You

have stronger faith. You speak better and know more. You are eager to give, and you

love us better.

Now you must give [to the poor] more generously than anyone else. I am not ordering

you to do this. I am simply testing how real your love is by comparing it with the 

concern that others have shown.”

Even though Paul suffered personal financial hardship, his concern was for others.  -- continued on next page CLICK HERE.