What is Christian Stewardship - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – What is Christian Stewardship PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 1cd737-YjVlY



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

What is Christian Stewardship

Description:

A Steward is a manager - stewardship is managing and investing the property ... of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:8056
Avg rating:5.0/5.0
Slides: 67
Provided by: stephenh4
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: What is Christian Stewardship


1
What is Christian Stewardship?
2
What is Christian Stewardship?
  • A Steward is a manager - stewardship is managing
    and investing the property of someone else.

3
I. God Really Owns Everything
4
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 1. The world.
  • Exodus 195 - Although the whole earth is mine,
    you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a
    holy nation.

5
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 1. The world.
  • Exodus 195 - Although the whole earth is mine,
    you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a
    holy nation.
  • Leviticus 2523 - The land must not be sold
    permanently, because the land is mine and you are
    but aliens and my tenants.

6
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 1. The world.
  • Exodus 195 - Although the whole earth is mine,
    you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a
    holy nation.
  • Leviticus 2523 - The land must not be sold
    permanently, because the land is mine and you are
    but aliens and my tenants.
  • Psalm 241 - The earth is the LORDs, and
    everything in it, the world, and all who live in
    it for he founded it upon the seas and
    established it upon the waters.

7
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 2. He owns us.
  • Deuteronomy 326 - Is this the way you repay the
    LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your
    Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?

8
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 2. He owns us.
  • Deuteronomy 326 - Is this the way you repay the
    LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your
    Father, your Creator, who made you and formed
    you?
  • Ezekiel 184 - For every living soul belongs to
    me, the father as well as the sonboth alike
    belong to me.

9
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 2. He owns us.
  • Deuteronomy 326 - Is this the way you repay the
    LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your
    Father, your Creator, who made you and formed
    you?
  • Ezekiel 184 - For every living soul belongs to
    me, the father as well as the sonboth alike
    belong to me.
  • Romans 148 - If we live, we live to the Lord
    and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we
    live or die, we belong to the Lord.

10
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 3. Everything we possess.
  • I Chronicles 2914 - Everything comes from you,
    and we have given you only what comes from your
    hand.

11
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 3. Everything we possess.
  • I Chronicles 2914 - Everything comes from you,
    and we have given you only what comes from your
    hand.
  • Psalm 5010- for every animal of the forest is
    mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.

12
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 3. Everything we possess.
  • I Chronicles 2914 - Everything comes from you,
    and we have given you only what comes from your
    hand.
  • Psalm 5010- for every animal of the forest is
    mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
  • Haggai 28 - The silver is mine and the gold is
    mine, declares the LORD Almighty.

13
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 3. Everything we possess.
  • I Chronicles 2914 - Everything comes from you,
    and we have given you only what comes from your
    hand.
  • Psalm 5010- for every animal of the forest is
    mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
  • Haggai 28 - The silver is mine and the gold is
    mine, declares the LORD Almighty.
  • Numbers 313 - for all the firstborn are mine.

14
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 3. Everything we possess.
  • I Chronicles 2914 - Everything comes from you,
    and we have given you only what comes from your
    hand.
  • Psalm 5010- for every animal of the forest is
    mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
  • Haggai 28 - The silver is mine and the gold is
    mine, declares the LORD Almighty.
  • Numbers 313 - for all the firstborn are mine.
  • Matthew 633 - But seek first his kingdom and his
    righteousness, and all these things will be given
    to you as well.

15
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 4. We are accountable for our stewardship.
  • Matthew 1823 - Therefore, the kingdom of heaven
    is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with
    his servants.

16
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 4. We are accountable for our stewardship.
  • Matthew 1823 - Therefore, the kingdom of heaven
    is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with
    his servants.
  • Matthew 1236 - But I tell you that men will have
    to give account on the day of judgment for every
    careless word they have spoken.

17
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 4. We are accountable for our stewardship.
  • Matthew 1823 - Therefore, the kingdom of heaven
    is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with
    his servants.
  • Matthew 1236 - But I tell you that men will have
    to give account on the day of judgment for every
    careless word they have spoken.
  • Luke 1220 - But God said to him, You fool! This
    very night your life will be demanded from you.
    Then who will get what you have prepared for
    yourself?

18
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 4. We are accountable for our stewardship.
  • Matthew 1823 - Therefore, the kingdom of heaven
    is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with
    his servants.
  • Matthew 1236 - But I tell you that men will have
    to give account on the day of judgment for every
    careless word they have spoken.
  • Luke 1220 - But God said to him, You fool! This
    very night your life will be demanded from you.
    Then who will get what you have prepared for
    yourself?
  • Luke 1915 - He was made king, however, and
    returned home. Then he sent for the servants to
    whom he had given the money, in order to find out
    what they had gained with it.

19
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 4. We are accountable for our stewardship.
  • Romans 1412 - So then, each of us will give an
    account of himself to God.

20
I. God Really Owns Everything
  • 4. We are accountable for our stewardship.
  • Romans 1412 - So then, each of us will give an
    account of himself to God.
  • I Peter 45 -But they will have to give account
    to him who is ready to judge the living and the
    dead.

21
I. God Really Owns Everything II. Descriptions
22
II. Descriptions
  • 1. The faithful steward.
  • Luke 1235-38 - Be dressed ready for service and
    keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for
    their master to return from a wedding banquet, so
    that when he comes and knocks they can
    immediately open the door for him. It will be
    good for those servants whose master finds them
    watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he
    will dress himself to serve, will have them
    recline at the table and will come and wait on
    them. It will be good for those servants whose
    master finds them ready, even if he comes in the
    second or third watch of the night.

23
II. Descriptions
  • 2. The unfaithful steward.
  • Luke 161-8 - Jesus told his disciples There
    was a rich man whose manager was accused of
    wasting his possessions. So he called him in and
    asked him, What is this I hear about you? Give
    an account of your management, because you cannot
    be manager any longer. The manager said to
    himself, What shall I do now? My master is
    taking away my job. Im not strong enough to dig,
    and Im ashamed to beg I know what Ill do so
    that, when I lose my job here, people will
    welcome me into their houses. So he called in
    each one of his masters debtors. He asked the
    first, How much do you owe my master? Eight
    hundred gallons of olive oil, he replied. The
    manager told him, Take your bill, sit down
    quickly, and make it four hundred. Then he
    asked the second, And how much do you owe? A
    thousand bushels of wheat, he replied. He told
    him, Take your bill and make it eight hundred.
    The master commended the dishonest manager
    because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of
    this world are more shrewd in dealing with their
    own kind than are the people of the light.

24
II. Descriptions
  • 3. Faithfulness is essential.
  • I Corinthians 41-2 - So then, men ought to
    regard us as servants of Christ and as those
    entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it
    is required that those who have been given a
    trust must prove faithful.

25
II. Descriptions
  • 3. Faithfulness is essential.
  • I Corinthians 41-2 - So then, men ought to
    regard us as servants of Christ and as those
    entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it
    is required that those who have been given a
    trust must prove faithful.
  • I Peter 410 - Each one should use whatever gift
    he has received to serve others, faithfully
    administering Gods grace in its various forms.

26
I. God Really Owns Everything II.
Descriptions III. Giving a Proportion of Your
Income
27
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The Old Testament Example.
  • a. Voluntary.
  • Genesis 2822 - this stone that I have set up as
    a pillar will be Gods house, and of all that you
    give me I will give you a tenth.

28
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The Old Testament Example.
  • b. Obligation to tithe.
  • Leviticus 2730-32 - A tithe of everything from
    the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit
    from the trees, belongs to the LORD it is holy
    to the LORD. If a man redeems any of his tithe,
    he must add a fifth of the value to it. The
    entire tithe of the herd and flockevery tenth
    animal that passes under the shepherds rod
    will be holy to the LORD.

29
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The Old Testament Example.
  • b. Obligation to tithe.
  • II Chronicles 315 - As soon as the order went
    out, the Israelites generously gave the
    firstfruits of their grain, new wine, oil and
    honey and all that the fields produced. They
    brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.

30
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The Old Testament Example.
  • b. Obligation to tithe.
  • Malachi 38-10 - Will a man rob God? Yet you rob
    me. But you ask, How do we rob you? In tithes
    and offerings. You are under a cursethe whole
    nation of youbecause you are robbing me. Bring
    the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there
    may be food in my house. Test me in this, says
    the LORD Almighty, and see if I will not throw
    open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so
    much blessing that you will not have room enough
    for it.

31
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The Old Testament Example.
  • c. They gave part of the tithe to the Levites.
  • Numbers 1821 - I give to the Levites all the
    tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return
    for the work they do while serving at the Tent of
    Meeting.

32
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The Old Testament Example.
  • c. They gave part of the tithe to the Levites.
  • Numbers 1821 - I give to the Levites all the
    tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return
    for the work they do while serving at the Tent of
    Meeting.
  • Deuteronomy 1429 - so that the Levites (who have
    no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the
    aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in
    your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and
    so that the LORD your God may bless you in all
    the work of your hands.

33
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The New Testament Christian Practice.

34
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The New Testament Christian Practice.
  • a. Giving to people in need.
  • Galatians 210 - All they asked was that we
    should continue to remember the poor, the very
    thing I was eager to do.

35
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The New Testament Christian Practice.
  • a. Giving to people in need.
  • Galatians 210 - All they asked was that we
    should continue to remember the poor, the very
    thing I was eager to do.
  • Galatians 610 - Therefore, as we have
    opportunity, let us do good to all people,
    especially to those who belong to the family of
    believers.

36
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The New Testament Christian Practice.
  • a. Giving to people in need.
  • Galatians 210 - All they asked was that we
    should continue to remember the poor, the very
    thing I was eager to do.
  • Galatians 610 - Therefore, as we have
    opportunity, let us do good to all people,
    especially to those who belong to the family of
    believers.
  • Hebrews 1316 - And do not forget to do good and
    to share with others, for with such sacrifices
    God is pleased.

37
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The New Testament Christian Practice.
  • b. Giving to needy Christians.
  • Romans 1526 - For Macedonia and Achaia were
    pleased to make a contribution for the poor among
    the saints in Jerusalem.

38
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The New Testament Christian Practice.
  • b. Giving to needy Christians.
  • Romans 1526 - For Macedonia and Achaia were
    pleased to make a contribution for the poor among
    the saints in Jerusalem.
  • I Corinthians 161-2 - Now about the collection
    for Gods people Do what I told the Galatian
    churches to do. On the first day of every week,
    each one of you should set aside a sum of money
    in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that
    when I come no collections will have to be made.

39
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The New Testament Christian Practice.
  • c. Giving to full time ministers.
  • I Corinthians 913-14 - Dont you know that those
    who work in the temple get their food from the
    temple, and those who serve at the altar share in
    what is offered on the altar? In the same way,
    the Lord has commanded that those who preach the
    gospel should receive their living from the
    gospel.

40
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The New Testament Christian Practice.
  • c. Giving to full time ministers.
  • I Corinthians 913-14 - Dont you know that those
    who work in the temple get their food from the
    temple, and those who serve at the altar share in
    what is offered on the altar? In the same way,
    the Lord has commanded that those who preach the
    gospel should receive their living from the
    gospel.
  • Galatians 66 - Anyone who receives instruction
    in the word must share all good things with his
    instructor.

41
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The New Testament Christian Practice.
  • c. Giving to full time ministers.
  • I Timothy 517-18 - The elders who direct the
    affairs of the church well are worthy of double
    honor, especially those whose work is preaching
    and teaching. For the Scripture says, Do not
    muzzle the ox while it is treading out the
    grain, and The worker deserves his wages.

42
III. Giving a Proportion of Your Income
  • 1. The New Testament Christian Practice.
  • d. Giving to missionaries.
  • Philippians 415-16 - Moreover, as you
    Philippians know, in the early days of your
    acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from
    Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the
    matter of giving and receiving, except you only
    for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me
    aid again and again when I was in need.

43
I. God Really Owns Everything II.
Descriptions III. Giving a Proportion of Your
Income IV. Your Attitude While Giving
44
IV. Your Attitude While Giving
  • 1. Give unpretentiously.
  • Matthew 61-4 - Be careful not to do your acts
    of righteousness before men, to be seen by them.
    If you do, you will have no reward from your
    Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy,
    do not announce it with trumpets, as the
    hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the
    streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the
    truth, they have received their reward in full.
    But when you give to the needy, do not let your
    left hand know what your right hand is doing, so
    that your giving may be in secret. Then your
    Father, who sees what is done in secret, will
    reward you.

45
IV. Your Attitude While Giving
  • 2. Give freely.
  • Matthew 108 - Freely you have received, freely
    give.

46
IV. Your Attitude While Giving
  • 3. Give generously.
  • Romans 128 - if it is contributing to the needs
    of others, let him give generously.

47
IV. Your Attitude While Giving
  • 3. Give generously.
  • Romans 128 - if it is contributing to the needs
    of others, let him give generously.
  • II Corinthians 82 - Out of the most severe
    trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme
    poverty welled up in rich generosity.

48
IV. Your Attitude While Giving
  • 3. Give generously.
  • Romans 128 - if it is contributing to the needs
    of others, let him give generously.
  • II Corinthians 82 - Out of the most severe
    trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme
    poverty welled up in rich generosity.
  • II Corinthians 95 - So I thought it necessary to
    urge the brothers to visit you in advance and
    finish the arrangements for the generous gift you
    had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous
    gift, not as one grudgingly given.

49
IV. Your Attitude While Giving
  • 3. Give generously.
  • Galatians 67-8 - Do not be deceived God cannot
    be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who
    sows to please his sinful nature, from that
    nature will reap destruction the one who sows to
    please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap
    eternal life.

50
IV. Your Attitude While Giving
  • 4. Give cheerfully.
  • II Corinthians 97 - Each man should give what he
    has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly
    or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful
    giver.

51
IV. Your Attitude While Giving
  • 5. Give as a proof of your confession of Christ.
  • II Corinthians 913 - Because of the service by
    which you have proved yourselves, men will praise
    God for the obedience that accompanies your
    confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your
    generosity in sharing with them and with everyone
    else.

52
IV. Your Attitude While Giving
  • 6. Give in proportion to your income.
  • II Corinthians 812 - For if the willingness is
    there, the gift is acceptable according to what
    one has, not according to what he does not have.

53
IV. Your Attitude While Giving
  • 7. The results of generous giving appear to be
    the increased ability to give more.
  • II Corinthians 99-11 - As it is written He has
    scattered abroad his gifts to the poor his
    righteousness endures forever. Now he who
    supplies seed to the sower and bread for food
    will also supply and increase your store of seed
    and will enlarge the harvest of your
    righteousness. You will be made rich in every way
    so that you can be generous on every occasion,
    and through us your generosity will result in
    thanksgiving to God.

54
I. God Really Owns Everything II.
Descriptions III. Giving a Proportion of Your
Income IV. Your Attitude While Giving V.
Obligation to Use Wisely What is Left
55
V. Obligation to Use Wisely What is Left
  • 1. Dedicate everything you possess to the Lord.

56
V. Obligation to Use Wisely What is Left
  • 1. Dedicate everything you possess to the Lord.
  • 2. Use wisdom in your spending.

57
V. Obligation to Use Wisely What is Left
  • 2. Use wisdom in your spending.
  • a. Remain debt free as much as possible!
  • Romans 138 - Let no debt remain outstanding,
    except the continuing debt to love one another,
    for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the
    law.

58
V. Obligation to Use Wisely What is Left
  • 2. Use wisdom in your spending.
  • b. Invest wisely cautiously with what you
    have been entrusted.

59
V. Obligation to Use Wisely What is Left
  • Luke 1912-19 - He said A man of noble birth
    went to a distant country to have himself
    appointed king and then to return. So he called
    ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. Put
    this money to work, he said, until I come
    back. But his subjects hated him and sent a
    delegation after him to say, We dont want this
    man to be our king. He was made king, however,
    and returned home. Then he sent for the servants
    to whom he had given the money, in order to find
    out what they had gained with it. The first one
    came and said, Sir, your mina has earned ten
    more. Well done, my good servant! his master
    replied. Because you have been trustworthy in a
    very small matter, take charge of ten cities.
    The second came and said, Sir, your mina has
    earned five more. His master answered, You
    take charge of five cities.

60
V. Obligation to Use Wisely What is Left
  • Luke 1920-26 - Then another servant came and
    said, Sir, here is your mina I have kept it
    laid away in a piece of cloth. I was afraid of
    you, because you are a hard man. You take out
    what you did not put in and reap what you did not
    sow. His master replied, I will judge you by
    your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did
    you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did
    not put in, and reaping what I did not sow? Why
    then didnt you put my money on deposit, so that
    when I came back, I could have collected it with
    interest? Then he said to those standing by,
    Take his mina away from him and give it to the
    one who has ten minas. Sir, they said, he
    already has ten! He replied, I tell you that
    to everyone who has, more will be given, but as
    for the one who has nothing, even what he has
    will be taken away.

61
V. Obligation to Use Wisely What is Left
  • Matthew 2514-21 - Again, it will be like a man
    going on a journey, who called his servants and
    entrusted his property to them. To one he gave
    five talents to another two talents, and to
    another one talent, each according to his
    ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who
    had received the five talents went at once and
    put his money to work and gained five more. So
    also, the one with the two talents gained two
    more. But the man who had received the one talent
    went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his
    masters money. After a long time the master of
    those servants returned and settled accounts with
    them. The man who had received the five talents
    brought the other five. Master, he said, you
    entrusted me with five talents. See, I have
    gained five more. His master replied, Well
    done, good and faithful servant! You have been
    faithful with a few things I will put you in
    charge of many things. Come and share your
    masters happiness!

62
V. Obligation to Use Wisely What is Left
  • Matthew 2522-29 - The man with the two talents
    also came. Master, he said, you entrusted me
    with two talents see, I have gained two more.
    His master replied, Well done, good and
    faithful servant! You have been faithful with a
    few things I will put you in charge of many
    things. Come and share your masters happiness!
    Then the man who had received the one talent
    came. Master, he said, I knew that you are a
    hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and
    gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I
    was afraid and went out and hid your talent in
    the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.
    His master replied, You wicked, lazy servant!
    So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown
    and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well
    then, you should have put my money on deposit
    with the bankers, so that when I returned I would
    have received it back with interest. Take the
    talent from him and give it to the one who has
    the ten talents. For everyone who has will be
    given more, and he will have an abundance.
    Whoever does not have, even what he has will be
    taken from him.

63
I. God Really Owns Everything II.
Descriptions III. Giving a Proportion of Your
Income IV. Your Attitude While Giving V.
Obligation to Use Wisely What is Left VI. Steps
in Achieving Biblical Stewardship
64
VI. Steps in Achieving Biblical Stewardship
  • 1. Decide now not to go into debt for an item
    which will depreciate.

65
VI. Steps in Achieving Biblical Stewardship
  • 1. Decide now not to go into debt for an item
    which will depreciate.
  • 2. Pay off current debts as soon as possible.

66
VI. Steps in Achieving Biblical Stewardship
  • 1. Decide now not to go into debt for an item
    which will depreciate.
  • 2. Pay off current debts as soon as possible.
  • 3. Put half of previous payment in a savings
    account so you can pay cash for items in the
    future - give the other half to the Lord until
    you are giving 10 of your gross income!
About PowerShow.com