Acts of benevolence are the ways Christians share the blessings and love that God has given them. Benevolence means kindness, compassion and goodwill. This can be done by individual members or the Church at large. The goal of our Benevolence Program is to show these traits to those in the Church as well as those in the surrounding community who need help.
Let’s reflect on a few things to see why Christians should be eager to help others. It is following Christ’s example. The Son of God “came not to be ministered unto, but to minister” according to Matthew 20:28.
In this ministry we are responsible for ensuring the textual guidelines are followed in the distribution of funds, information, food, shelter, clothing, etc. Galatians 6:9-10 says,” 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” To emphasis this point, let’s read James 2:15-16, “If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?”
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16