TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD | 2 CORINTHIANS 7-10

Our Relief Ministry

Our Relief Ministry

8:1-4; 9:7

Christians have a twofold ministry​—“the ministry of the reconciliation,” or our preaching and teaching work, and “the relief ministry” in behalf of fellow believers. (2Co 5:18-20; 8:4) Therefore, helping needy Christians is part of our sacred service. By having a share, we

  • provide well for the needs of our brothers and sisters.​—2Co 9:12a

  • help afflicted ones get back into their spiritual routine, which includes zealously sharing in the preaching work as an expression of their thanks to Jehovah.​—2Co 9:12b

  • bring glory to Jehovah. (2Co 9:13) Relief work gives a witness to all, including those who have a negative view of Jehovah’s Witnesses