Section 1: “Becoming a Disciple” Session 7: “Stewardship”
Christian Stewardship is not a SCALE of OBEDIENCE, it is a LIFESTYLE of RECOGNIZING God’s OWNERSHIP.
Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it; the world and all who live in it.
Exodus 19:5 “the whole earth is mine”
Job 41:11 “Everything under heaven belongs to me.”
Not what I do with 10%, but what I do with 100%!
I am a “HOUSESITTER.”
Mark 13:32-37 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. Therefore, keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether in the evening, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.
I am a “LIFESITTER.”
I Corinthians 6:19-20 You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
I am a “BODYSITTER.”
Acts 20:28 (to overseers) Be shepherds of the Church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
Achan: The defeat at Ai
“But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ – Malachi 3:8
“Return to me and I will return to you… test me in this”
B.I.B.L.E. – “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
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