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 makes creation
God's relation with creation
Genesis 1:1, 31
God owns creation
1 Chronicles 29:11
1 Corinthians 10:26
God loves creation
Psalm 145:9, 13, 17
God sustains creation
God redeems creation
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 is stewardship, and how is it related to the character of God?
How is stewardship a response of worship?
How is the stewardship of our time, talent, and treasure related to the character and glory of God?
What is the ultimate purpose of the spiritual gifts and treasure that God has given you?
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.
What has God gifted you with?
How do you share your gifts?
How does the way you view and use money reflect the condition of your heart?
What does your stewardship reveal about who or what you worship?