Stewardship is really about discipleship—following Jesus as Lord in every aspect of our daily living. Stewards are those who care for things that belong to another and have been entrusted to them for safe-keeping. Christian stewardship begins with the recognition that everything in our lives comes from and belongs to God and has been given to us for the purpose of not only serving, but more important, glorifying God as we seek to follow Jesus Christ as his faithful disciples.
Christian stewardship usually starts with worship and the time we give to it, but also includes other ways we care for and use our faith, our bodies, our health, our time, our talents, our relationships and our wealth. Investing ourselves in Christ’s church through worship and prayer, outreach through ministry and evangelism, responding to needs through service and missions, and equipping for life through study and fellowship is critical to growing in discipleship and developing a mature and vital faith. As we grow in our relationship with God, let us respond to God’s blessing in our lives with gratitude and give in order to say thank you for that blessing.
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"What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me?" - Psalm 116:12
"The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." - 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
"Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing." - Malachi 3:10
"Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master." - Matthew 25:23