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Most of our stewardship talks and sermons about giving are immediately mentally filed under, "their asking me for money" because the audience hasn't yet reached the spiritual understanding of why they are sitting in the church that day.
If you expected others to "step up to the plate" and perform with quality and class --- you had to lead them in a way that showed them how to do just that!
Text: 2 Corinthians 9:13
As I made my way out of our sanctuary on a summer Sunday morning a few weeks ago, I stopped to shake hands with the pastor. I complimented her on a particularly good stewardship sermon that day. That's when she smiled and uttered (with mock exasperation), "If Jesus would stop talking about money, then I could!"
This article reminds the reader that the story of Easter brings along with it a desire to share that story with others. "Don't overlook the two things that the road-weary disciples did when they got to Jerusalem. Always acknowledge that you believe that Jesus is risen. And when you have an encounter with the living Christ, tell your story to anyone who will listen!"
This article places the context of giving within the Letters of Paul and then raises questions for the reader to place the ideas of stewardship, giving, and faith within their own life.
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