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The ‘S’ word James Emmerson Diocesan Stewardship Officer
Looking at stewardship differently
Living as a ‘steward’ is a biblical obligation.
Matthew 25:21 “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
Matthew 25:26 “You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?”
Matthew 25:26, The Message The master was furious. 'That's a terrible way to live! It's criminal to live cautiously like that!
Biblical teaching = Do what you can
Group Discussion In what ways is your church encouraging all members to give their time and grow in their gifts? seeking God’s guidance in meeting the needs of our community?
“For those who have will be given more, and they will have an abundance. As for those who do not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” Matthew 25:29
Biblical teaching = Generosity works both ways!
Private reflection Do you naturally think of God as wanting to be generous towards you?
Group discussion How does the vision of your church inspire people to be more financially generous?
Summary “Looking at stewardship differently” Living as a steward is a biblical obligation Do what you can Generosity works both ways
He Is Coming Back! Matthew 25 Page Sections of the Bible: He Is Coming. He Has Come. He Will Come Again!
Matthew 25:14-30 Page 839 in Pew Bibles 14. For it is just like a man going on a journey. He called his own slaves and turned over his possessions to them.
A time of waiting A time of anticipation Advent. Our Advent series On the edge of faith Building with God.
Experiencing a fulfilling life I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. - Jesus in John 10:10.
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE. MATTHEW 25: Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth.
Key Understanding Friendship with God is the purpose of our creation John 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his.
Principles of Financial Stewardship: 1) Giving is your decision. 2 Corinthians 9:7 2) Your giving should be private. Matthew 6:1-4.
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