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Stewardship Thoughts

November 2017

Helping and Supporting the Needy

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him” (1 John 3:17).

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10).

“Religion that God our father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (James 1:27).

Prayer: Lord, grant us loving and giving hearts. Open my eyes and hearts to opportunities to share your love within me with others. In your precious name I pray. Amen.

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Supporting the Workers of the Church

“If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is too much if we reap a material harvest from you? If others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more?” (1 Corinthians 9:11-12).

“Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor” (Galatians 6:6).

“The group that directs 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” (1 Timothy 5:17-18).

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for providing me with church workers who are faithful to you. Bless them in their work. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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 Heaven Is our Real Home

“Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul” (1 Peter 2:11).

“I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwelling” (Luke 16:9).

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

“And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth . . . they were longing for a better country - a heavenly one” (Hebrews 11:13-16).

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for this life, but I give you bigger thank for life eternal with you. In your precious name I pray. Amen.

 

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Our Giving Should Give Glory to God …
    … not to Us

“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 you 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” (Matthew 6:2-4).

“How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God” (John 5:44).

“. . . for they loved praise from men more than praise from God” (John 12:43).

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your tremendous generosity toward me. Thank you Jesus for your wiliness to give up the glories of heaven and become poor so you could atone for my sins.  Please increase my willingness to give. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.


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