Stewardship Is About More Than Money
You’re a steward of your unique spiritual story. It’s an effective way to share your faith with others. Think about it. Boil it down. Be able to share in about three minutes what your life was like before you met Christ, how you came to know Him, and the difference He has made.
You’ll have to give an account of how you used the earth’s natural resources. The earth and everything in it belongs to God (Psalm 24:1). He created it to glorify Himself (Psalm 19:1–6). He greatly values it. Loving God includes loving what He loves. Earth-stewardship is part of loving your neighbor as yourself. How can you minimize your energy footprint and pollution?
You’ll have to give an account of how you promoted oneness with other believers. The “one another” and “each other” of Scripture direct those relationships. They include: wash one another’s feet (John 13:14); love one another (John 13:34–35); be devoted to one another (Romans 12:10); honor one another above yourself (Romans 12:10); live in harmony with one another (Romans 12:16); stop passing judgment on one another (Romans 14:13); accept one another as Christ accepted you (Romans 15:7); instruct one another (Romans 15:14); agree with one another (1 Corinthians 1:10); serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13); be kind and compassionate to one another (Ephesians 4:32); forgive each other as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:32); speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19); submit to one another (Ephesians 5:21); bear with each other (Colossians 3:13); teach and admonish one another (Colossians 3:16); encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11); spur one another on to love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).
You’ll have to give an account of how you used your material resources. Material resources can further God’s kingdom now and after you die. You can do much good through your will. Have you discovered the joy of generosity? Many people need your help. Jesus affirmed that one who gains the whole world but loses his soul loses (Mark 8:36). Use your money wisely. It’s a wonderful servant but a terrible master. #freechristiandiscipleshipresources #freeevangelismresources #freechristianleadershipresources #stewardship
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