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Young churches are ministered to by God:

Luke 22:35 NET Then Jesus said to them, “When I sent you out with no money bag, or traveler’s bag, or sandals, you didn’t lack anything, did you?” They replied, “Nothing.”

Jesus's faith provided teaching and supplies. The perfected church, the mature church will manifest it's own faith. To reach maturity, they must sell even their most precious possessions :

Luke 22:36 NET He said to them, “But now, the one who has a money bag must take it, and likewise a traveler’s bag too. And the one who has no sword must sell his cloak and buy one.

Much sacrifice is involved in transmitting the word of God :

2 Corinthians 4:12 NET As a result, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

John 15:13 NET No one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life for his friends.

1 Corinthians 13:9-13 NET For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when what is perfect comes, the partial will be set aside. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

John 14:12 NET I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father.