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2 Corinthians 8:18
With him we have sent the brother who is praised throughout the churches for his gospel ministry.
2 Corinthians 8:19
And not only that, but he was also appointed by the churches to accompany us with this gift that is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself and to show our eagerness [to help].
Genesis 33:10
But Jacob said, "No, please! If I have found favor with you, take this gift from my hand. For indeed, I have seen your face, [and it is] like seeing God's face, since you have accepted me.
Genesis 33:11
Please take my present that was brought to you, because God has been gracious to me and I have everything I need." So Jacob urged him until he accepted.
2 Kings 5:15
Then Naaman and his whole company went back to the man of God, stood before him, and declared, "I know there's no God in the whole world except in Israel. Therefore, please accept a gift from your servant."
2 Kings 5:16
But Elisha said, "As the LORD lives, I stand before Him. I will not accept it." Naaman urged him to accept it, but he refused.
Acts 16:15
After she and her household were baptized, she urged us, "If you consider me a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my house." And she persuaded us.
1 Corinthians 16:3
And when I arrive, I will send those whom you recommend by letter to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 16:4
If it is also suitable for me to go, they will travel with me.
the ministering
2 Corinthians 9:1
Now concerning the ministry to the saints, it is unnecessary for me to write to you.
2 Corinthians 9:12-14
For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God.
Through the proof of this service, they will glorify God for your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with others.
And in their prayers for you they will have deep affection for you because of the surpassing grace of God on you.
Matthew 10:42
And whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple-- I assure you: He will never lose his reward!"
Matthew 12:50
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven, that person is My brother and sister and mother."
Matthew 25:40
"And the King will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.'
Matthew 25:44
"Then they too will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or without clothes, or sick, or in prison, and not help You?'
Matthew 25:45
"Then He will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me either.'
Mark 14:7
You always have the poor with you, and you can do good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me.
John 19:26
When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple He loved standing there, He said to His mother, "Woman, here is your son."
John 19:27
Then He said to the disciple, "Here is your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
Acts 6:1-7
In those days, as the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution.
Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, "It would not be right for us to give up preaching about God to wait on tables.
Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty.
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the preaching ministry."
The proposal pleased the whole company. So they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte from Antioch.
They had them stand before the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
So the preaching about God flourished, the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith.
Acts 9:39-41
So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him to the room upstairs. And all the widows approached him, weeping and showing him the robes and clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them.
Then Peter sent them all out of the room. He knelt down, prayed, and turning toward the body said, "Tabitha, get up!" She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up.
He gave her his hand and helped her stand up. Then he called the saints and widows and presented her alive.
Acts 11:29
So each of the disciples, according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea.
Acts 24:17
After many years, I came to bring charitable gifts and offerings to my nation,
Romans 15:25
Now, however, I am traveling to Jerusalem to serve the saints;
Romans 15:26
for Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution to the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now about the collection for the saints: you should do the same as I instructed the Galatian churches.
1 Corinthians 16:3
And when I arrive, I will send those whom you recommend by letter to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 16:4
If it is also suitable for me to go, they will travel with me.
1 Corinthians 16:15
Brothers, you know the household of Stephanas: they are the firstfruits of Achaia and have devoted themselves to serving the saints. I urge you
Galatians 2:10
[They asked] only that we would remember the poor, which I made every effort to do.
Galatians 6:10
Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.
1 Timothy 5:10
and is well known for good works-- that is, if she has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the saints' feet, helped the afflicted, and devoted herself to every good work.
Philemon 1:5
because I hear of your love and faith toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints.
Philemon 1:6
[I pray] that your participation in the faith may become effective through knowing every good thing that is in us for [the glory of] Christ.
Hebrews 6:10
For God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you showed for His name when you served the saints-- and you continue to serve them.
1 John 3:16-18
This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.
If anyone has this world's goods and sees his brother in need but shuts off his compassion from him-- how can God's love reside in him?
Little children, we must not love in word or speech, but in deed and truth;