Last update: 19 July 2017
1 Timothy 6:18 “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”
Paul urges Timothy to teach the rich in Ephesus: to invest their treasure into eternal purposes. The purpose of wealth is to do good with it. Note that he doesn't command the rich to become poor. Instead he commands the rich to be generous, "rich in good deeds." They give up one type of riches to gain another. And in doing that, they break the enslaving grip that treasures have on our heart. In short, the antidote for money's poisonous effect in our lives is generosity. It's an antidote of drinking the sweet medicine of trusting in God's control of the future, trusting in the "life that is truly life." This is first of all a generosity of the heart. The heart has to turn from loving good deeds more than loving riches. But that is a measurable turning. The desire to give is easily quantified-when money actually leaves the account and goes to God's kingdom.
As we get closer towards the move to Sunlight Tower, please give generously to the Redevelopment Fund or sponsor an item for Sunlight Tower. Pledge envelopes are available in the pews. Checks may be written to “Union Church” or “Friends of Hong Kong Charities, Inc." (for US tax payers only) with a notation for “BUFF” written at the back.
Please click on the links below to see the sponsorship items, the sponsorship form and the commitment form: