The official definition of “Stewardship” is: “the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.” It can be a touchy issue in the church, and especially for people who don’t own much or have anything to “manage”. Stewardship is often linked to your weekly giving…what you put in the offering basket. And the touchy part is, you know that somebody is looking at what you put in the basket because every year you get a giving statement. Somebody is counting.
This week I’ll be talking about Mature Christian Stewardship and what that practically means in our everyday life. The subtitle of my sermon could be, “Who’s Your Master?” The first of the 10 Commandments reads: I am the Lord your God…you shall have no other gods before me. The challenge before us is: have we really surrendered our life to Him?
God isn’t interested in our spare time and change. He wants all of us. If I’m totally surrendered, then giving of my precious Time, Talent, and Treasure isn’t a big deal. It really all belongs to Him, anyway.
Come this Sunday and we’ll wrestle with that “surrender” thing, AND we’ll have an opportunity to offer, give, manage…to be Stewards of what God has entrusted to us, in service to His church.