Beneficence: The First Christians
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Acts 2:44-46
And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
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Acts 4:32-37
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
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Organized Beneficence.
... started them on a career of wide beneficence, with a ... Of course his first address
was to pastors and ... No considerable sect of American Christians at the present ...
/.../bacon/a history of american christianity/chapter xv organized beneficence.htm

Ephesians ii. 8
... attributed to this, which is the first moving Principle ... 3. CHRISTIANS are saved by
Faith, because it is the ... Disposition, but the Fruit of Beneficence which it ...
/.../sermon ix ephesians ii 8.htm

Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of ...
... We can judge of beneficence, because it depends upon effects which we experience ...
Of the first Christians we read, "that all that believed were together, and had ...
/.../paley/evidences of christianity/chapter vi want of universality.htm

The Kingdom First.
... In two things: Everlasting righteousness and everlasting beneficence. ... Kingdom of
God ought to be first in my ... of tens of thousands of Christians throughout the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/murray/the masters indwelling/v the kingdom first.htm

First Sunday in Lent
... He verifies his assurance, for his beneficence gives testimony ... In the other case,
Christians are offended among ... this topic much is said in First 1 Corinthians ...
//christianbookshelf.org/luther/epistle sermons vol ii/first sunday in lent.htm

Chap. Xlviii. Not Many Days after the victory, Licinius, Having ...
... reverence paid to the Divinity merited our first and chief ... himself to the rites of
the Christians, or to ... continue to vouchsafe His favour and beneficence to us ...
/.../of the manner in which the persecutors died/chap xlviii not many days.htm

Soul-Healing First: Body-Healing Second
... the value of other forms of beneficence, or to ... and religious formalists of the first
water, collected ... which we educated and superfine Christians cannot stand. ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture b/soul-healing first body-healing second.htm

Two visitors by Night
... had won so many converts that the brethren were first called Christians' at Antioch. ...
very little would have been left undevoted to works of beneficence. ...
/.../chapter iv two visitors by.htm

Christian Devotedness, Etc.
... of himself and his family; or when, like the Apostles and first Christians, he has ...
that strict honour and honesty, which must ever precede beneficence to others ...
/.../groves/christian devotedness/christian devotedness etc.htm

part i.
... what is done irregularly in the work of beneficence, is ill ... to lay by him in store
on the first day of ... Holy Ghost intended to require of all christians in all ...
//christianbookshelf.org/clark/the faithful steward/part i.htm



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