Given the last few posts on giving, I think this is a good time to link back to Alan's posts on giving in the church from last October....
Christians giving directly to others because of need
Christians giving indirectly to others because of need
Christians giving to other Christians who are traveling from place to place
Christians giving to other Christians in response to some service
I think Alan does a great job in breaking down the way the church gave/shared with one another in the New Testament. Take a look at his series and ask if that is what we see in sharing and giving in the church today?