Text: Acts 18:1-28.
The apostle Paul, left Athens and went to the nearby city of Corinth, an important Roman city. He found Aquilla and his wife Priscilla (Jews who became Christians) and stayed with them. They were tent makers, as was Paul, so he was able to work and support himself (vv. 1-5). But when his friends Silas and Timothy arrived, they brought money, donations from the Christians in Macedonia. Therefore, Paul was able to leave his job and do the ministry full-time.
In Uganda a great many ministers struggle financially because their churches do not support them. There are several reasons for that (some bad reasons).
But it must be understood that churches should be supporting their pastors as much as possible. Paul teaches this principle in 1 Cor.9:8-14 and 1Tim.5:17- 18. Even Jesus and His disciples received financial assistance (Luk.8:3). Please, for the well-being and growth of your Church, help your minister devote himself to the ministry.
Meditate on verses 9-10. What is God teaching you in these verses? How are you going to apply them to your life and Ministry?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, drive away the spirit of fear from me.