requires Christ followers to transform their thinking and their hearts to focus on storing up treasures in heaven.
Book Review: The Money Challenge Art Rainer (B & H Publishing Company, Nashville, Tennessee, copyright 2017) SUMMARY I have read more than my share of books in this area of...
The newest delivery of stewardship resources from the Stewardship Development Association has arrived! Great news, right? Well, you may ask, “What’s the big deal?” The big deal is...
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7, ESV) The following is an interview with myself...
Stewardship and Generosity
We believe the Bible teaches that stewardship includes: giving cheerfully, generously and sacrificially; trusting Christ; being obedient to His Word; and demonstrating a love for God and others reflected in the act of generous giving.
God has entrusted to every disciple His resource so each disciple may steward their resources for His glory, for the benefit of others here and now, and to make eternal investments into the lives of others, those we will never meet, and future generations.
In Mark 12:41-44, we read about how a widow gave an offering of two copper coins that equaled one penny. That may not seem like much, especially compared to the large sums given by the rich people that same day. However, Jesus tells His disciples that this widow’s offering exceeded that of the rich because she gave Him all she had. He knew that the widow gave out of love instead of obligation. She did not give to be seen of others.
Stewardship is a heart issue. It is a way of life for Christ followers. It is offering to Christ all that we are and all that we possess. It asks if we are willing to spend sufficient and consistent time in prayer and in God’s Word. It reminds us that those who follow Jesus should invest time in discipling and serving others – all for God’s glory and purposes. Stewardship is the manifestation of our love for Jesus and our love for others extending His grace.