Why Is There an Offering Taken During a Worship Service?

An offering in the middle of the service gives you a chance, Sunday after Sunday, with a check or a dime in your hand, to say, I love the Gospel.

This excerpt is from the sermon, Joy + Debt = A Two-Thousand-Mile Detour to Jerusalem.

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John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books, including A Peculiar Glory.