Paul's mission to the Gentiles was accepted by the Jerusalem leadership with one key stipulation, that he remember the poor. Paul readily agreed and this commitment can be observed throughout his letters. The church Paul founded at Philippi appears to have given abundantly. But the church at Corinth proved a different matter. Paul spends a significant amount of time in his two extant letters to Corinth laying out a giving strategy, encouraging generosity, and reminding the Corinthians of their commitment to help the poor in Jerusalem. Ultimately Paul was successful and was able to deliver a substantial contribution to those in need in Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 16:1-4
2 Corinthians 8 - 9
Historical Question: How did Paul physically transport the offering from Greece to Jerusalem given the dangers of traveling in the ancient world with large sums of money?