READ: “On the first day of the week, each of you should set aside some income and save it to the extent that God has blessed you …” 1 Cor 16.2.
THINK: The offering supplies needs of the family of God and supports the preaching of the Good News. Instructions have been given on how to do it on the first day as well as examples among the congregations of the first century. We ought to give generously and sacrifically, 2 Cor 8—9. Jesus received offerings from his followers, Lk 8.1-4.
ACT: Make up a family budget separating the offering before anything else.
PRAY: Lord of the Gift, help us to give and become your children.
ASK: What are the needs among us, and who needs support to preach the gospel?