by Jonathan

Global Hope India is grateful to God to have the opportunity to empower indigenous leaders in India with business development training. What God starts he sustains. We help pastors and leaders all across India to stand on their own 2 feet.

Work is Ordained by God

Genesis 1:27-28:  God created man to enhance and made beautiful that which God has given us.

Matthew 25:14-30:  God has given us many resources, skills, and talent and His command is that we be good stewards of what He has given us.

Responsibility to Work

II Thessalonians 3:10-11:  Christians should be known as being hard-working and resourceful, not as idle busybodies.

 I Timothy 5:8:  Christians have a responsibility to provide for our families.  

God’s Plan for Providing for Those who do the Work of the Ministry

Ministers are Worthy to Be Paid

I Timothy 5:17-18:  Ministers are worthy of double pay

Galatians 6:6:  Those who receive instruction should share with the teacher

I Corinthians 9:14:  God’s command is that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.

Ministers sometimes must earn their living outside the ministry

II Corinthians 11:7:  Paul said it was not a sin for him to preach the gospel for free.

I Corinthians 9:1-18, especially v.12, 15-18:  Paul willingly gave up his right to be paid for preaching the gospel in order that the spread of the gospel not be hindered.

II Thessalonians 3:7-9:  Paul worked very hard, day and night, in order not to be a burden to those he was teaching.

Ministers Need a Skill or Business they can rely on to earn a living

Acts 18:1-4:  Paul was a tentmaker and he worked in his trade even while on his missionary trips.  Then on the Sabbath, he went to the synagogue to preach and teach.

Ultimately, God will Provide

Philippians 4:14-19:  God promises to meet our needs and is faithful to do so.  What a blessing when He uses a sweet church to provide for us.

God is the Source of All

I Chronicles 29:11-12:  God is the source of all we have and all we receive.  Everything in the heavens and the earth belong to Him and exists for His Glory

Deuteronomy 8:18:  It is God who gives us the ability to produce wealth.  Even the skills and abilities that we have are a blessing what Him

The Primary Purpose of Work is to Glorify God

I Corinthians 10:31:  Everything we do is for the purpose of honoring God.  This includes our work and our business.

Colossians 3:23:  We work hard.  We work with all our heart as a thank offering to God.

Matthew 6:21, 24:  Guard vigorously against money becoming our treasure Jesus words clearly state that you cannot serve both God and money.