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1 Personal Stewardship Series Day 1: Who Am I and Why Am I Important to God? Read “Eyes on Eternity” pp. 34-36 – from “The Treasure Principle” Read “Eyes.

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1 1 Personal Stewardship Series Day 1: Who Am I and Why Am I Important to God? Read “Eyes on Eternity” pp – from “The Treasure Principle” Read “Eyes on Eternity” pp – from “The Treasure Principle” Read Genesis 1:26-30 Read Genesis 1:26-30

2 2 Genesis 1:26, Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (TNIV) What does it mean to be created in God’s image?

3 3 We are created in God’s image yet we’re not all the same. Why is that? 2 Cor. 4:4 says: The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. What the significance of this passage?

4 4 Who determined where you are, who you are, what you have, your various roles and your opportunities?

5 5 Is That All There Is? Peggy Lee J. Lieber - M. Stoller

6 6 I remember when I was a very little girl, our house caught on fire.

7 7 I'll never forget the look on my father's face as he gathered me up in his arms and raced through the burning building out to the pavement.

8 8 I stood there shivering in my pajamas and watched the whole world go up in flames. And when it was all over I said to myself, "Is that all there is to a fire?"

9 9 Is that all there is, is that all there is? If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep dancing.

10 10 Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is …

11 11 And when I was 12 years old, my Daddy took me to a circus, the greatest show on earth.

12 12 There were clowns and elephants and dancing bears.

13 13 And a beautiful lady in pink tights flew high above our heads.

14 14 And as I sat there watching,

15 15 I had the feeling that something was missing.

16 16 I don't know what, but when it was all over, I said to myself, “Is that all there is to a circus?”

17 17 Is that all there is, is that all there is? If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing,

18 18 Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is.

19 19 Then I fell in love, with the most wonderful boy in all the world.

20 20 We would take long walks down by the river

21 21 or just sit for hours gazing into each other's eyes.

22 22 We were so very much in love.

23 23 Then one day he went away and I thought I'd die, but I didn't, and when I didn't I said to myself, “Is that all there is to love?"

24 24 Is that all there is? is that all there is? If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep …

25 25 I know what you must be saying to yourselves - if that's the way she feels about it,

26 26 why doesn't she just end it all?

27 27 Oh, no, not me. I'm not ready for that final disappointment, for I know just as well as I'm standing here talking to you,

28 28 when that final moment comes and I'm breathing my last breath, I'll be saying to myself:

29 29 Is that all there is, is that all there is? If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing.

30 30 Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is.

31 31 Is That All There Is? Peggy Lee J. Lieber - M. Stoller

32 32 I had the feeling that something was missing, I don’t know what, but... What do you think she was looking for? (see SR 1-2 Q 1) What’s wrong with the TGIF lifestyle? What’s the missing ingredient? (see SR 1-2 Q 2)

33 33 That it does matter! I matter enough to my heavenly father - that he would send his Son - for me! Because of what Jesus did - I matter! I count…

34 34 There must be something more to life than just work and fun. What is it? What is God looking for from his unique work of creation, namely you? (see SR 1-2 Q 3) Imagine that you were born into a poor slum family, living on railway land beside the tracks in ____________ the capital city of _____________. Consider food, clothing, your living circumstances and your opportunities for education and work? How different would your life be? (see SR 1-2 Q 4)

35 35 Why doesn’t God simply use his power to solve all the problems of the world? (see SR 1-2 Q 5) In your own words, list the reasons why you am important to God and he is important to you. (see SR 1-2 Q 6)

36 36 The Stewardship Project has been a collaborative effort of Christian Stewardship Services (CSS), Foundation for Niagara Christian Schools (FNCS) and the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools (OACS). CSS: FNCS: OACS: © 2008 Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools (OACS)


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