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by Benjamin Munsell on December 26, 2018
MORNINGTIME 2981
 
For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I MYSELF WAS NOT BURDENSOME TO YOU? forgive me this wrong. Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; AND I WILL NOT BE BURDENSOME TO YOU: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. And I WILL VERY GLADLY SPEND AND BE SPENT FOR YOU; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. But be it so, I DID NOT BURDEN YOU: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile. 2 Corinthians 12:13-16. The Apostle Paul is finally able to go visit the church in Corinth, his 3rd attempt to do so. As he has sent others before him to "pave  the way", neither he, nor they, were a burden to the church. Here's the key, no one is charging the church for anything. Paul and his crew are fully paying their own way to the church and during their stay at the church. In today's language, it won't cost the church a dime to have a Big Name Speaker, (Paul), come to and hold A Revival, at the church. Paul and all his, are fully paying their own expenses. How many "ministries" can you name today that charge NOTHING, not even a "love offering", to go lift up Christ and Him Crucified, at some church, anywhere??? Yes, there are some out there, but they are few and far between. These are the Real, Faith-based Ministries who pay all their own expenses, and even sponsor others, when they roll into town. Think about this attitude, "We won't come to your church to share Christ unless you're going to pay us for ALL expenses we incur". This covers singing groups, big names "conferences", and everyone else who won't come unless and until you're willing to "burden" your church with their "need" for your money. I'm sorry, but, "We'll come share Christ and do our comedy routine, for no less than $700.00, and we'll take up a Love Offering too", just doesn't cut it. Freely receive and freely give, that you ALL may, Be Blessed.
 
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