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Stewardship          Class 3  Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 1
StewardshipIntroduction - Laborers in His Vineyard• Each individual has been called to becustodians or treasurers of the t...
StewardshipDefinitions• What is Stewardship?   – Stewardship is the management of anothers property, finances, or     othe...
StewardshipWhat is meant by God’s vineyard?• God’s vineyard is anywhere that requires the work of  God to be done, be it a...
StewardshipStewards and Laborers• Anyone that has been entrusted with responsibility in the  Kingdom of God is a steward.•...
StewardshipWhy be Stewards and Laborers in His vineyard?• Because it is a recommendation from Christ.  Luke 10: 1-3• Becau...
StewardshipRequirements for being a Steward in His vineyard?•   We must offer ourselves willingly to be used of God. Rom.1...
StewardshipRewards of Stewardship?• God will make us to rule and reign with him  (Divine Promotion). Luke 12:42-44• We wil...
StewardshipConclusion• God has given every man a measure of faith Rom. 12: 3-13    – We must work in the measure of faith ...
StewardshipConclusion• God has given every man a measure of faith Rom. 12: 3-13    – We must work in the measure of faith ...
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  1. 1. Stewardship Class 3 Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 1
  2. 2. StewardshipIntroduction - Laborers in His Vineyard• Each individual has been called to becustodians or treasurers of the things of God – Therefore as members of the body of Christ we must apply ourselves wholesomely to the work of the ministry.• God’s Master Plan – man was created to walkand work with Him. Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 2
  3. 3. StewardshipDefinitions• What is Stewardship? – Stewardship is the management of anothers property, finances, or other affairs; – As a child of God, stewardship means the management of God’s own things on earth by his redeemed people.• Who is a Laborer in God’s vineyard? – A laborer in layman’s definition is anyone that is given to work, anyone that gives himself voluntarily to serve another or perform a particular service. A laborer is a person that works very hard at whatever he/she does. – In the vineyard of God, a laborer is anyone who is born again and has given himself willingly to the work of God. Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 3
  4. 4. StewardshipWhat is meant by God’s vineyard?• God’s vineyard is anywhere that requires the work of God to be done, be it at home, abroad, in church, on the streets, in stores, etc. All these places are God’s vineyard.• As children of God, we need to inquire of the Lord in what ways He would have us to work in His vineyard.• The Bible says that we are laborers together with God – we are all working together to establish His Kingdom here on earth. Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 4
  5. 5. StewardshipStewards and Laborers• Anyone that has been entrusted with responsibility in the Kingdom of God is a steward.• A laborer in God’s vineyard, works hard to propagate the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ• John 15 – Jesus says He is the vine and God is the vinedresser who cares for the branches to make them fruitful. – There is a difference in being a branch and a fruitful branch – The branches are all those who claim to be followers of Christ and the fruitful branches are true believers – Unproductive branches will be cut off John 15: 2 Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 5
  6. 6. StewardshipWhy be Stewards and Laborers in His vineyard?• Because it is a recommendation from Christ. Luke 10: 1-3• Because Christ is counting on us. 1 Cor. 12: 12- 15• So as not to disappoint God. Isaiah 5: 1-7 Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 6
  7. 7. StewardshipRequirements for being a Steward in His vineyard?• We must offer ourselves willingly to be used of God. Rom.12: 1• We must be Holy vessels fit for the master’s use. 2 Tim.2: 20-22• We must be examples to others. 1 Tim.4: 12• We must be available for God’s work. Luke 5: 1-4• We must stir up God’s gift in our lives. 2 Tim.1: 6• We must possess integrity. Prov. 20: 7• We must be humble. Phil. 2: 3-4• We must be diligent. Prov.21: 5• We must be faithful, accountable, dependable and reliable. 1 Cor 4:2• We must make good use of our time. Eph 5:15-16• We must maintain healthy habits and don’t overwork ourselves. Mark 6:31 Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 7
  8. 8. StewardshipRewards of Stewardship?• God will make us to rule and reign with him (Divine Promotion). Luke 12:42-44• We will have blessings in abundance both in this life and in the life to come. Matt 25: 28-29 Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 8
  9. 9. StewardshipConclusion• God has given every man a measure of faith Rom. 12: 3-13 – We must work in the measure of faith that God has given us in whatever God’s ministry that we have called into• God gives grace to as many as He has called to work with Him• He rewards our labor and He is keeping a record of it.• Faithfully tithing and offering shows commitment to God’s work – God commands us to bring all our tithes and offerings. Malachi 3: 8-12 – Tithing is an act of obedience to God;• Importantly – let us be careful not to be unfaithful or unprofitable stewards, – Consequences of being unfaithful or unprofitable stewards – Matt 25:24-27, 30 – Continually ask for grace to remain steadfast as we labor in His vineyard – 1Cor.15: 58 Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 9
  10. 10. StewardshipConclusion• God has given every man a measure of faith Rom. 12: 3-13 – We must work in the measure of faith that God has given us in whatever God’s ministry that we have called into• God gives grace to as many as He has called to work with Him• He rewards our labor and He is keeping a record of it.• Faithfully tithing and offering shows commitment to God’s work – God commands us to bring all our tithes and offerings. Malachi 3: 8-12 – Tithing is an act of obedience to God;• Importantly – let us be careful not to be unfaithful or unprofitable stewards, – Consequences of being unfaithful or unprofitable stewards – Matt 25:24-27, 30 – Continually ask for grace to remain steadfast as we labor in His vineyard – 1Cor.15: 58 Foundation Class Notes - Class 3 9
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