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Acts 2 describes the early church as having “all things in common.” They shared their belongings, sold possessions to benefit the church, and gave the proceeds to those in need. They were generous! They put into practice what Paul would later write about in Philippians 2:3…

“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.” 


Rather than thinking about how their possessions and proceeds could benefit themselves, they thought about how they could help the community—their brothers and sisters in Christ. 


Romans 12:13 says… 

“…distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.”



We are to be generous to those in need and to each other because, in reality, we are all in need of something. 

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