That sounds better..... My wife and I have taken in 4 family's, a couple girls through the years until the get back on their feet. Folks that went to our church. The Lord said help them and we helped. We have paid rent for folks, water bills, and fed I don't know how many. We are not rich, (Yet) but God supplied us to help.The church is supposed to help people. That means leading them to Christ and caring for the poor etc. If I am about to be homeless they have a responsibility to help me.
I'm not saying they need to throw wads of cash at people as they sit in their pews, but if the church is full of Christians, and Christians are supposed to be generous, then why would they not help me? I'm not saying that it has to come out of the tithe money because God knows the pastor needs that for the church and maybe his own pockets, but I'm saying that I am a member of a church (which means I have a responsibility to give to the church) I expect someone is this building full of people that are supposed to be generous to help someone in need. That's what I expect. I expect the people to be a higher priority than a useless building.
God told us to help these people, they did not ask us. One girl the Lord told us to give 1,000 to catch up her rent. It was our rent money, but we obeyed. God then pulled a Miracle and got our rent paid and then some. How God did it? I could not even follow.
People have handed me 100.00 bills at church, My son was given a truck at church. He did not ask anyone but believed God.
My point was we don't hint to others about need, God has lots of folks to cross our path to help. We don't look at people in church to help, but to God.
Our church is wealthy, and we use to have a mentality that we need to go to every service in case God has someone to help us. Every single time God has helped us big, it was not through anyone in the Church. I have learned not to expect from any source, but from God.
A month ago we needed 1,000 to pay rent. We had an eviction notice. We had given the rest of our money helping and some women knocks on our door, who does not even go to our church and hands us a check for 1,000.
it's just how it works, if we will put all our trust in God, and not expect from the church or others.
Churches should obey God, and the people in church should take care of each other. I agree with that. I always ask God when at church if there is anyone that he wants me to help, even talk to and cheer up. I don't expect from others though.