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The Nature of Stewardship - February 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016

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The Nature of Stewardship

Point #1 Reward

Stewardship is about experiencing rewards. We should not give to the work of God or meet the needs of others for selfish reasons, but there are rewards that come to good stewards. We may not always like it when the pastor or other church leaders encourages us to generously give more in our offering, but it only makes sense that the church needs money in order to keep its doors open and to fulfil its mission within the community. The church depends on the generosity of God’s people in giving money, time, and abilities (I Corinthians 16:1-4; II Corinthians 9:6-8).

It is thrilling to see the church thriving and people coming into the family of God, knowing that you helped make it happen by what you gave to the Lord through the church. It feels good to give.


How have you seen God reward your stewardship or the stewardship of others?


Point #2 Accountability


Stewardship is about responsibility and accountability. Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded” (Luke 12:48). God is interested in what we do with what we have. He is so interested in this that “each of us will give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12), not just as to whether we have accepted His offer of grace through Christ, but how we have responded to His mission in the world and to the needs of hurting people (Matthew 25:31-46).


Do you spend significant time with God through His Word, prayer, quiet time, devotions, or other spiritual disciplines? How much; how constant? Is He your driving force?


Point #3 Obedience


Stewardship is about embarking on a life of obedience. Being a fully functioning disciple of Christ involves a commitment to honor God with all that you are, all that you do, and all that you have. When God commands you to do something, it is for your benefit. The good life is found in living in obedience to the will and purpose of God (Proverbs 10:17; Deuteronomy 5:33; John 14:23; James 1:22). The Bible makes it clear that obedience is not just a choice--it’s the core of the gospel. It’s the hallmark of a genuine believer. 


How is obedience to God real freedom?


In what ways is our obedience challenged?



Next week, we’ll continue our stewardship series on “tithing”, “cheerful giving” & much more…

4 Comments to The Nature of Stewardship - February 17, 2016:

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Anonymous on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:49 AM
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rush my essay on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:50 AM
As we know there are many Christians who are spending good lives. They are spending most of their time in church and follow Jesus. They have different festivals and customs which they can enjoy independently and spending happy life.
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Anonymous on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:22 PM
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https://top5writingservicesreviews.com/superiorpapers-com-review/ on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:31 PM
This is really good to read. I can't imagine how many realizations I have actually learn from reading this. Being steward as we all know, is not as easy as it looks like. But I believe that there is a reward in the end if we will be able to learn to be consistent with what we have already started. We need to make sure that we will be considering lots of people and consideration before doing some of the actions that we need to do. I would like to say thank you to the person who have written this because you have reminded me of the things that I need to think first before making some actions.
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