Give to Inspire Others to Give

Not for your own needs but for the house of God!

2 Kings‬ 12‬:4-8‬ NLT
One day King Joash said to the priests, “Collect all the money brought as a sacred offering to the LORD’s Temple, whether it is a regular assessment, a payment of vows, or a voluntary gift. Let the priests take some of that money to pay for whatever repairs are needed at the Temple.” But by the twenty-third year of Joash’s reign, the priests still had not repaired the Temple. So King Joash called for Jehoiada and the other priests and asked them, “Why haven’t you repaired the Temple? Don’t use any more money for your own needs. From now on, it must all be spent on Temple repairs.” So the priests agreed not to accept any more money from the people, and they also agreed to let others take responsibility for repairing the Temple.

Reflection

King Joash was a good king who grew up in the Lord’s temple. He was passionate for God and saw practical needs to repair the temple and gave instructions for the priests to carry out the repairs. However, his priests did not take his instructions seriously but procrastinated. This was because the priests also live on what was given and collected. Similarly, full time ministers live on the collections and donations of the church members, together with the maintenance of the church premises. However, we need to realize that all of us are involved in the giving and building of the house of God! Let us be of one heart to give time, money and effort towards the costs and causes of Kingdom ministry!

1) See the needs beyond yourself! 
After Joash reprimanded the priests, they decided to see needs beyond their own and gave entirely for the repairs of the temple! So often, people are not willing to give because they are not able to see beyond themselves! When we only see our needs, our problems become bigger! Learn to see the needs of others and give in spite of having little. When you sow into the Kingdom of God, there is a joy and freshness that comes with meeting the needs of others!

2) Set aside resources for Kingdom purposes! 
Jehoiada decided to take a chest and set beside the altar for people to give specifically for the repairs of the temple! A building fund was started for the sole purpose of setting aside resources to repair the temple! Learn to set aside finances and resources for God. When every part of the body is willing to give, the result is tremendous!

3) Serve with your gifts as a team! 
The priests were not burdened to do the repairs but they started to engage people with the right skills to do so. They “agreed to let others take the responsibility for repairing the Temple”. The church belongs to the people! The responsibility to care for it lies in everyone, not just the priests or the elders of the church. Every one has a part and plays an important role! Some people sees church as a place to get rather than to give. I believe it’s both! The community gives and takes, we equip the saints and serve one another with the gifts God has given us! Learn to participate rather than spectate in church this year!

Prayer

Lord, thank You for reminding me that I must continue to set aside funds for missions, church building, ministries so that I can see beyond my own needs and participate in giving to Your kingdom purposes! Help me give what I can even though it’s not a lot. Thank You for reminding me that it’s not the amount but it’s the attitude! Bless my bros n sis to see beyond their own needs!

In Jesus’ Name, amen.

 

WHAT'S ON IN COOS

Events on October 17, 2019

1:30 pm: Evergreen Fellowship Fortnightly Meeting

Evergreen Fellowship is organising a health talk on Oct 19 2019
Speaker : Michelle Low (will send bio data separately)
Topic : Is Supplement necessary?
Those interested please register at admin counter after the weekend services
Location: COOS - Rm 308
Click for more events
Events on October 18, 2019

3:00 pm: COOS Business Networking Luncheon

Come for our inaugural COOS Business Networking Luncheon! Get to know fellow business owners in COOS building up a mutually supportive network of businesses in our church! Registration starts at 3pm. The Venue will be at rm305. Come and network with us!
Location: Rm 305
Click for more events
Events on October 19, 2019

9:30 am: Interpreting the Bible (Session 1 of 4)

Interpreting the Bible
Registration: at the Admin Desk during the weekend services
Registration deadline: 2 weeks before the course commencement or earlier if the class has reached its cap
For more information, visit https://www.coos.org.sg/church-life/christian-education/
Location: 308
Click for more events

2:30 pm: English Service [Missions Festival] : Guest Speaker Joseph Chean Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
Click for more events

4:30 pm: Youth Service [Missions Festival] : Guest Speaker Joseph Chean Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
Click for more events
Events on October 20, 2019

8:30 am: English Service [Missions Festival] : Guest Speaker Joseph Chean Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
Click for more events

10:45 am: English Service [Missions Festival] : Guest Speaker Joseph Chean Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
Click for more events
Events on October 26, 2019

9:30 am: Interpreting the Bible (Session 1 of 4)

Interpreting the Bible
Registration: at the Admin Desk during the weekend services
Registration deadline: 2 weeks before the course commencement or earlier if the class has reached its cap
For more information, visit https://www.coos.org.sg/church-life/christian-education/
Location: 308
Click for more events

2:30 pm: English Service : Pastor Daniel Teu speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
Click for more events

4:30 pm: Youth Baptism Service : Ps Vanaja Daniel Speaking

Click for more events

SERVICE DETAILS

MAIN SERVICES (ENGLISH)
Saturday | 2.30pm
Sunday | 8.30am and 10.45am
YOUTH SERVICE (ENGLISH)
Saturday | 4.30pm
*Except every 1st weekend of the month, where youth joins main services.
SERVICES & OFFICE LOCATION
130 Margaret Drive Singapore 149300
It is a 10-minute walk from the Queenstown MRT Station.The bus-stops nearest to the church are served by
SBS Bus 51, 111, 145, 186, 195 and 32 and TIBS Bus 970.

The office is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9am to 5.30pm.

Click here for more service details.