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"We live in a culture that is preoccupied with money. We respect people who have it and write whole television series about how they make it and spend it.
"While church members hear one sermon a year on average, they are exposed to about 1600 commercials every day, on billboards and bus stops, in newspapers and magazines, on matchbooks and clothes with designer and product logos, on radio and television, each offering advice on how to spend their money."
-- John and Sylvia Ronsvalle, Behind Stained Glass Windows
God is not broke. Nor is God's church.
We in the church have been given all the money we need to accomplish God's purposes. The issue is more one of obedience than it is of education. Will we give our money so it can be used as God desires?
-- Blair Anderson
The more people that give themselves to Christ, the more capacity for giving God is going to give them.
"God is the owner of everything. Christ is the chief steward and we who are in Christ share this stewardship with him. It is into the prior stewardship of grace that Jesus initiates us. Stewardship is not a matter of law, something we ought to do. It is, rather, of grace: we participate in Christ's gracious stewardship in our ongoing process of identification with Him."
-- Douglas John Hall, from "The Steward: A Biblical Symbol Come of Age"
"Stewardship encourages people to lead generous lives, strengthens faith, and impacts the world."
-- Michael Durall
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