Presentation on theme: "Transfer the Blessings: God’s Plan for Your Life."— Presentation transcript:
Transfer the Blessings: God’s Plan for Your Life
God has a plan for your life, and it’s a great one! “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
God first revealed the plan to Adam when He said, “Be stewards of my creation.” The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. Genesis 2:15
God is the owner of all creation. Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of the child of God and God’s family, the church, in managing all of life and life’s resources for God’s purposes. -LCMS Definition of Stewardship
The Blessings of Faithful Stewardship Begin with Understanding Ownership I have this. I have that. I don’t have this. I don’t have that. How much do I have to give God? Looking at stewardship through the law, we begin counting…
All stuff is the Lord’s. The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it. Psalm 24:1
Apply ’s to me You are not your own. You were bought for a price. I Corinthians 6:19-20
Apply ’s to money Landowner is God. Matthew 20:1-16 Building bigger barns for me? Luke 12:13-20
Blending Money & Me Money is stored me! But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. I Chronicles 29:14
The Creator of creation remains the owner of creation.
Therefore, managing me will manage money because it is all God’s. Psalm 24:1 “How much of what is God’s can we in good conscience use just for ourselves?”
Stewardship is really about mission Stewardship without mission is unnecessary. Mission without stewardship is impossible.
The goal of stewardship- concentrate all God’s resources on getting Jesus into the hearts of people
And the Word of the Lord kept spreading! Acts 6:7
It takes discipline and intentional planning to accomplish in our lives what our God desires. It is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose. Philippians 2:13
Lifetime Plan for Giving TM God has placed a Lifetime Plan for Giving TM in each believer’s heart. God’s will – God’s command 1 Timothy 6:17-19 You’re not livin’ ‘til you’re givin’!
Well done, good and faithful servant! Come share in your master’s happiness. Matthew 25:14-30
Goal: to reach as many people as possible to complete their Lifetime Plan for Giving TM.
Now is the time for you to complete your Lifetime Plan for Giving TM Don’t postpone God’s direction Act now! Take care of your family Provide a gift for your favorite ministries There is help available Ask your Gift Planner to assist you
May we help make the Lifetime Plan for Giving TM God has placed in your heart become a reality? Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Psalm 105:1