What have we been given?

Getting Started

Christians are to be stewards who gladly acknowledge that they belong to God, that everything they have belongs to God, and that everything ultimately belongs to God. Stewards should value both work and Sabbath so that their time and energy are well managed. We believe that all spiritual gifts are a special grace of the Holy Spirit, given to us to serve the mission of Jesus. Because God has been generous to us, we seek to love and serve others as generous and wise stewards for God.

Something to consider: God gives us great opportunities.

God & the world

God makes creation

Romans 1:20
Revelation 4:11
Isaiah 45:18
Psalms 19:1

God's relation with creation

Genesis 1:1, 31  
Nehemiah 9:6
Psalm 104:24-25
Colossians 1:15-16

God owns creation

Deuteronomy 10:14
1 Chronicles 29:11
Job 41:11
Psalm 24:1-2
Psalm 89:11
1 Corinthians 10:26

God loves creation

Psalm 33:5-6
John 3:16
Psalm 145:9, 13, 17

God sustains creation

Job 12:10
Psalm 65:9-13
Hebrews 1:3

God redeems creation

Psalm 104:29,30
Romans 8:19-21
Colossians 1:20
Ephesians 1:10

Questions about God's gifts

Now that we've looked at a number of verses, we encourage you to explore these questions with your group or in a journal.

What does it mean?

Knowledge is good, but knowing how to act on that knowledge is better. Explore some of these questions about how our knowledge affects our lives.