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  1. 1. Keys to Spiritual Growth Keys to Blessings
  2. 2. <ul><li>James 1:25 …if you do what it says and don’t forget what you’ve heard then God will bless you for doing it. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 4:1 So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted ( stewards ) of the mysteries of God. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stewardship” - </li></ul>
  3. 3. All I have belongs to God <ul><li>1 Chronicles 29:11-13 Yours O Lord is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom O God and you are exalted as head above all. </li></ul><ul><li>(12) Both riches and honor come from you …and you rule over all. In your hands are power and might, and in your hands it is to make great and give strength to all. </li></ul><ul><li>(13) And now we thank you, O God, and praise your glorious name. </li></ul>
  4. 4. All I have belongs to God <ul><li>1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required of stewards that they be faithful. </li></ul>I am to be faithful in such a way that benefits Him .
  5. 5. Areas of Stewardship <ul><li>A. Understanding About God </li></ul>1 Cor. 4:1 (we are) …stewards of the mysteries of God.
  6. 6. Areas of Stewardship <ul><li>B. Influence </li></ul>Esther 4:15 “…and who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”   Esther 4:16 “Go, gather all the Jews together in Susa and hold a fast on my behalf, and neither eat nor drink for three days. I also will fast as you do, then I will go to the king, and if I perish, I perish.”
  7. 7. Areas of Stewardship <ul><li>B. Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Vote </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Words </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Areas of Stewardship <ul><li>B. Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Family  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Malachi 2:15 Has not the Lord made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Areas of Stewardship <ul><li>B. Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Body  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality . </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 6:19 Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? </li></ul><ul><li>1 Cor. 6:20 You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Areas of Stewardship <ul><li>B. Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 5:15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity… </li></ul>I use my time to please God, profit me, and bless others.
  11. 11. Areas of Stewardship <ul><li>B. Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Talent </li></ul><ul><li>1 Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift use it for one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Areas of Stewardship <ul><li>B. Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Treasure </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 8:17 Don’t say, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” </li></ul><ul><li>Deut. 8:18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you’re the ability to produce wealth and so confirm his covenant. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Areas of Stewardship <ul><li>B. Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Treasure </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your income. Then your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will be bursting with wine. </li></ul>