Communication: Monthly Giving Copy

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Bible Study

When we communicate with our givers, it is an opportunity for us to remind our champions of God’s promises, blessings, and the benefits of serving Him in and through our causes. The following study reviews Philippians 4:10-20 serves as a case study for communicating in a one-to-many fashion. Read the following passage and notice how verses 10, 14-20 have something to say about the givers in Philippi, while verses 11-13, 17-18 and 20 speak to Paul as receiver. In the notes tab, respond to a few prompts on this passage.

10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. 14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. 15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. 18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. – PHILIPPIANS 4:10-20 ESV