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VS. OWNERSHIP VS. STEWARDSHIP HOW TO LIVE WITH THE THINGS WE HAVE AND DON’T HAVE! LUKE 12:16-21
INTRODUCTION/REVIEW RIGHT VS. WRONG GOOD VS. BAD BELIEF VS. UNBELIEF CARING VS. INDIFFERENCE OWNERSHIP VS. STEWARDSHIP
OWNERSHIP: INVOLVES POSSESSSIONS AND POSSESSING STEWARDSHIP: INVOLVES RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
LUKE 12:16-18 “And He told them a story, saying, “The land of a certain rich man was very productive. And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘This is what I will l do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.’
LUKE 12: ‘And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take you ease, eat, drink, and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘You Fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared? So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
SUCCESS AND ABUNDANCE: A GREAT PROBLEM TO HAVE! *more money than you can spend *more food than you can eat *more clothes than you can wear *more TV’s than you can watch *more rings than you have fingers *more homes than you can live in *more lawn than you can mow *more yachts than you can sail *more planes than you can fly More, more, more, more, more
SUCCESS: WHAT’S THE SECRET? 1.CHARACTER: BEING AN HONORABLE PERSON 2.MANAGEMENT: BEING A CAREFUL PLANNER 3.HARD WORK: HAVING A DILIGENT WORK ETHIC 4.WISDOM: HAVING DISCERNMENT, JUDGEMENT, INSIGHT 5.KNOWLEDGE: RIGHT INFORMATION
FAILURE: WHAT PEOPLE FAIL TO DO 1.FAIL TO LOOK BEYOND THIS LIFE! 2.FAIL TO INCLUDE GOD IN ALL WE DO! 3.FAIL TO LOOK WITHIN OURSELVES! 4.FAIL TO LIVE WITH HUMILITY!
COMPARING OWNERSHP TO STEWARDSHIP THE ISSUE OF SOURCE: WHERE DID IT ALL COME FROM? OWNERSHIP: MY POSSESSIONS ARE MINE! BECAUSE: I DID IT! I DESERVE IT! IT IS ALL MINE! STEWARDSHIP: EVERYTHING I HAVE IS FROM GOD! EVERYTHING I HAVE BELONGS TO GOD! WHAT I HAVE IS ON LOAN TO ME FOR A SEASON!
COMPARING OWNERSHIP TO STEWARDSHIP
THE ISSUE OF IMPORTANCE OWNERSHIP: WHAT I HAVE IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME STEWARDSHIP: WHO GAVE IT TO ME IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME
LESSONS FOR MY LIFE TODAY “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36,37 #1: BE CAREFUL THAT WE ARE NOT SO FOCUSED ON THE THINGS WE HAVE THAT WE EXCLUDE GOD FROM OUR LIVES!
LESSONS FOR MY LIFE TODAY
#3. BECAREFUL OF BECOMING BLIND – THE WORST KIND OF BLINDNESS IS THE ‘EYE’ PROBLEM OF PRIDE! THE ‘I’ IS ALWAYS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE! “I have no place…” “This is what I will do” “I will tear down my barns” “I will build greater ones” “I will store my grain…” “I will say to my soul”
LESSONS FOR MY LIFE TODAY #4. BE CAREFUL TO REMEMBER THAT WE ARE REALLY STEWARDS (MANAGERS OF WHAT REALLY BELONGS TO GOD) AND NOT OWNERS THEREFORE, HOLD WHAT EVER YOU HAVE IN AN OPEN HAND!
HOW SHOULD I LIVE LIFE WITH THE THINGS I HAVE AND DON’T HAVE?
2.USE WHAT EVER I HAVE, WHETHER IT BE MUCH OR LITTLE TO SERVE GOD AND TO HELP OTHERS! HAVE A SERVING HEART!
HOW SHOULD I LIVE LIFE WITH THE THINGS I HAVE AND DON’T HAVE!
HOW SHOULD I LIVE LIFE WITH THE THINGS I HAVE AND DON’T HAVE? #5. WHETHER I HAVE MUCH OR LITTLE, I SHOULD NEVER NEGLECT NOR FORGET THE IMPORTANCE OF MY OWN SOUL AND MAKE SURE OF IT’S ETERNAL FUTURE.