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Stewardship For Christians

  1. 1. Stewardship Is it Just about money??
  2. 2. Scripture Today <ul><li>Matthew 25:14-30 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. <ul><li>To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. </li></ul><ul><li>The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. </li></ul>
  4. 4. So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. <ul><li>But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money. </li></ul><ul><li>After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.' </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The man with the two talents also came. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.' </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Then the man who had received the one talent came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.' </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>His master replied, 'You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. </li></ul><ul><li>  &quot; 'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Please note what the servants were left in Charge of. </li></ul><ul><li>A Talent was near $1000 </li></ul><ul><li>First was in Charge of $5000 </li></ul><ul><li>What has Jesus Put you in Charge of till He Returns?? </li></ul>
  9. 9. (1)Your Church <ul><li>Take a good look at the Facility around you </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using it entirely for the Glory of God? </li></ul><ul><li>And not just an entertainment center </li></ul><ul><li>What can you personally do to make an improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 21:12 = Mark 11:15 = John 2:15 </li></ul>
  10. 10. (2)Your Companion <ul><li>God has allowed you to share your life with this person </li></ul><ul><li>Do you give this Person the same respect that you expect? </li></ul>
  11. 11. I cannot speak for the Ladies <ul><li>But I have learned that if you treat your wife like a Beautiful Horse </li></ul>
  12. 12. She will never turn into an ole NAG!
  13. 13. (3)Your Biological Family <ul><li>Have you lived your life in front of your children in such a way that they would admire you enough to want be like you? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you taught them true Christian values? </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 22:6 </li></ul>
  14. 14. (4)Your Church Family <ul><li>Your Church Family often becomes even more closely Knit than you own family if you allow it to. </li></ul><ul><li>Is there some you need to apologize to or ask forgiveness? </li></ul><ul><li>Our unwillingness can often be the very thing that can hold back a spiritual revival </li></ul>
  15. 15. (5)Your Body <ul><li>Do you abuse you body? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 6:19 </li></ul><ul><li>Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; </li></ul>
  16. 16. (6)Your Job <ul><li>God Has Bless you with a Job or a way to provide a living for your family </li></ul><ul><li>What is you attitude in this area? </li></ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 2 (Whole Chapter) </li></ul>
  17. 17. (7)Your Home <ul><li>Would you share it with someone less fortunate than you </li></ul><ul><li>How often do you entertain a guest from your church family </li></ul><ul><li>Have you dedicated your home to God’s service also? </li></ul>
  18. 18. (8)Your Automobile <ul><li>When God allowed you to have it, did you thank him for it? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you dedicate it to his service </li></ul>
  19. 19. (9) Your attitude <ul><li>How do you appear to those around you? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that if you are a Christian then you are saying you are Christ like </li></ul><ul><li>Christians were first called Christians in Antioch .It was because they were like little Christ's. </li></ul><ul><li>Does your life reflect Jesus? </li></ul>
  20. 20. ( 10)Your money <ul><li>Your money you have is yours only because God allowed you to have it </li></ul><ul><li>Are you a good manager of what he allowed You to have? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you always seek his guidance, or do you say, its my money I earned it , I will spend it the way I want to! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Malachi 3:10 <ul><li>Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse , that there may be food in my house . Test me in this,&quot; says the LORD Almighty, &quot;and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. </li></ul>