In the last half of 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul answers various questions the church asked of him (7:1). The phrase "now concerning" serves as signposts along the way to a new subject (7:1, 25, 8:1, 12:1, 16:1, 12). Our passage today begins and ends with that important marker (16:1 and 12). In between are important instructions on one's view of three important resources of the church - money, time, and people. Doing everything in love will help us view money, time, and people properly.
1. Doing everything in love affects your view of time, vv. 1-4.
2. Doing everything in love affects your view of time, vv. 5-9.
3. Doing everything in love affects your views of people, vv. 10-12.
1 Corinthians 16:1-12
Is there an area in which you need a more God-focus attitude? We should be faithful stewards of all three - money, time, and people.