A Broader Perspective on Stewardship

Second thought: We are stewards of people.

As the Lord entrusts us with all things, we are to use the trusts for the benefit of our neighbor. Earlier in 1 Corinthians, Paul lamented the factionalism in Corinth. But, Paul, Apollos and Cephas were indeed used by God to steward people into the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Those who created factions viewed the work of these men wrongly. God allowed these men, and you and me, to be stewards of people for the sake of the Gospel. We have been entrusted with wisdom from God, with talents from God, and with time to be present with those around us for Jesus’ sake. The trust we have received from God was never intended to be hoarded by us. This trust is granted so that we might employ these resources for the sake of those around us. It starts in our families. But then this trust radiates out into our congregation. It permeates the way we live out the Gospel in our workplace and neighborhood, our community activities ad relationships. We use what God has entrusted to us in ways that show those around us Jesus.

God Bless you all!

Next week’s article: Third thought: We are stewards of the world.

Thank you for supporting Redeemer by The Sea
Noreen Wenstone
Stewardship Chairperson

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