SIMPLE

Week 1 6-13-15

 

As newborn babies want milk, you should want the pure and simple teaching. By it you can mature in your salvation, (1 Peter 2:2 (NCV)

THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF STEWARDSHIP: GOD IS THE OWNER.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 (NKJV)

…And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25b (NKJV)

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27 (NKJV)

Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1: 31 NKJV)

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:15-21 NKJV)

THE SECOND PRINCIPLE OF STEWARDSHIP: GOD ENTRUSTS US TO MANAGE HIS BLESSINGS

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. (Matthew 25:14-15 ESV)

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10 NIV)

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” (Luke 16:10-13 NIV)

You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, (Deuteronomy 8:17-18a NIV)

THE THIRD PRINCIPAL OF STEWARDSHIP: GOD WILL ASK US TO GIVE ACCOUNT FOR OUR STEWARDSHIP

“After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. (Matthew 25:19 NIV)

So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. (Romans 14:12 NIV)

But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37 NKJV)

THE FOURTH PRINCIPLE OF STEWARDSHIP: GOD REWARDS US ON OUR STEWARDSHIP

His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ (Matthew 25:21 NKJV)

 

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