PC-USA1997-10-26 - Stewardship

Since this is a time of emphasis on stewardship at many of our churches, today we will see what the Bible has to say about that. We sometimes think in terms of money, but God expects us to take good care and make good use of everything with which He blesses us, family, friends, abilities, spiritual gifts, time, money -- everything.

(Eph 5:33 NKJV) Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

(Eph 6:4 NKJV) And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

(Eccl 4:9-10 NKJV) Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.

(1 Cor 12:4-7 NKJV) There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:

(Eph 5:15-16 NKJV) See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

(Mal 3:10 NKJV) Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.

(Deu 12:6-7 NKJV) "There you shall take your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, your vowed offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks. "And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice in all to which you have put your hand, you and your households, in which the LORD your God has blessed you.

(Luke 12:48 NKJV) "But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

Jan