Good Stewards

1 Peter 4:10-11, Luke 12:42-48, Titus 1:7-9

Purpose (1 Peter 4:10-11)
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” – 1 Peter 4:10b
“in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ” – 1 Peter 4:11b
1) Serve one another
2) Bring glory to God

Role (Luke 12:42-48)
“A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them.” – Luke 12:42
1) Managing – organize, lead and mentor people
2) Feeding – teach people the word of God

Principal (Luke 12:42-48)
“When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.” – Luke 12:48b

Characteristics of a Good Steward (Titus 1:7-9)
1) blameless/above reproach
2) not self-willed/arrogant/quick-tempered
3) not addicted to wine/drunkard
4) not violent
5) not greedy for gain/financially ethical
6) hospitable (to believers and strangers)
7) lover of good
8) self-controlled/sensible/upright
9) holy/fair/devout
10) self-disciplined
11) hold firm to God’s word
12) give accurate instruction in sound doctrine
13) refute/rebuke those who contradict sound doctrine

I believe that God is asking us to step forward as good stewards – of our time, our talents, our money, our sheep, our ministries, our church. Remember that everything we have is from God and we are called to be good stewards that will take care of what He has entrusted us to. God is looking for faithful stewards, faithful enough for Him to entrust even more to us. God wants us to have more, but need us to be faithful before giving us more.

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