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A Stewardship Perspective
Five Images of Stewardship
o the Cross
o our Baptism
o the Bible
o a half full glass
o a very beautifully wrapped gift
God promises to give us everything we need to accomplish God's plans for us. In our wealthy American society, becoming accustomed to plenty often makes it easy to overlook our assets. God often uses the items of every day life to accomplish purposes that go far beyond our awareness.
This articles allows the reader to reflect upon their own congregation and think about the Stewardship message that is being given from the congregation. This reflection is not only for those who hear the Stewardship message for the first time but also for the people who speak the message, to remind them of the basis and meaning of being a Steward.
Text: 2 Corinthians 8:1-6
What does it mean to "give yourself first to the Lord"? What form does that take in your life?
When is it easier to give yourself first to the Lord, during times of plenty or times of less-than-plenty?
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