Stewardship Sermon Series

1. What is Stewardship?
Wikipedia: Stewardship is responsible planning and management

of our resources The position and duties of a steward, one who

acts as the caregiver of someone else’s property or finances
C. S. Lewis: Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of

moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given to you by God.”
a. God owns everything- we are the stewards of God’s things
b. We are accountable to God as we take care of His things.
c. God blesses us as we live this out in our lives
Bible: Colossians 3:23 – 24, Luke 16:10 – 13

Equalizers for all people: Our Attitudes & Our Time
2. Stewarding Our Attitudes
a. Attitudes of Humility—humbleness as we walk with Him
b. Attitude of Trust- we surrender to His plan for our lives
c. Attitude of Commitment—includes dedicated willingness to

   God’s plan
d. Attitude of Gratitude—we are thankful in everything as we

    praise Him
Bible: II Corinthians 9:6, James 1:22 – 24, Psalm 150:6, Isaiah 54:1 – 4

3. Stewarding Our Time
We all have 1440 minutes/day, they are all a gift from God

b. We are to ask Him, listen to Him, and obey Him as to how
    we are to use our time
c. Our attitude—our time is His 24/7, 365 days a year
d. Chronos time—clock time, kyros time—God’s timing
e. When we are in kyros time, we exude the Fruit of the Spirit
Bible: Ephesians 5:15 – 21, Galatians 5:22 – 27






4. Stewarding Our Finances

 a. Billy Graham: If a person gets his attitude toward money 

      straight, it will  help straighten out almost every other

      area of life.
  b. Human ways of handling money: tight fisted, wasteful, debt
  c. God’s ways: It is a heart issue ( joyful giving, planning,

   saving, and expecting God to come through)
  d. Being content with what God has given us.
  e. Recognizing that God is our master and we can’t serve God
      and money
  Bible: II Corinthians 9:6 – 11, Malachi 3:10, Philippians 4:1 – 13

5. First Fruits (Stewarding Our Giving)
   a. Bodies of water in Israel: Sea of Galilee (much life in and

    around it as water flows in and out), Dead Sea (no outflow- no living beings)
   b. Pentecost in the Old Testament: giving God the first fruits of
    the harvest, trusting His provision for the rest
  c. Living thankful is a sign of our connection with God in everything      
  d. Giving is risking, trusting that God is trustworthy
  e.  Important to partner with God     

Bible Leviticus 23:16 – 25, Proverbs 3:9 - 10

6. Stewarding our Service     
            a. All of our spiritual roles are God’s calling for all of us
            b. Servants are humble and caring
            c. Servanthood is  centered in love
            d. As we serve and give we are giving dignity to others as
                God gives us our dignity
Bible: Genesis 24: 34 – 59.

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