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As Maker and Creator, the earth, the seas, the skies, the stars, the fish, the animals, the fruits, the trees, the herbs and vegetation, and the people ALL BELONGS TO GOD.Genesis 1:1-31Genesis 1:1-31ownership, stewardship
God was before created things and brought creation into being.Genesis 1:1-31Genesis 1:1-31ownership, stewardship
God placed His creation into the care of - stewardship - man.Genesis 1:26-31Genesis 1:1-31ownership, stewardship
God assigned man steward of fish, birds, creeping things (animals), herbs (vegetation, vegetables), fruit trees, and human relationships - all to coexist and multiply according to their kind.Genesis 1:26-31Genesis 1:1-31ownership, stewardship
God is Creator. He made earth, animals, and agriculture. He capped off creation with creating man to whom He commanded to have dominion over all creation and to multiply to fill the earth.  Man is God's creation to fill the earth and fully make the most of all creation - all of which for fellowship with God, Himself.Genesis 1:26Genesis 1:26Creation, Creator, Stewardship
A stewards is one given the responsibility to oversee - manage, operate, utilize, maximize - assets which belong to another to whom the steward is accountable.Genesis 39:2-6, Genesis 24:10Genesis 39:2-6Accountability, Responsibility, Stewardship
A steward who oversees the assets of this master (employer, owner) well will be given more assets to oversee.Genesis 39:2-6Genesis 39:2-6stewardship
A wise owner will observe how a steward works with the asset(s) placed in his care - to evaluate his stewardship.Genesis 39:2-6Genesis 39:2-6stewardship
A Christ-following steward can operate in the grace and power of God's Spirit to the benefit of his master (employer, owner).Genesis 39:2-6, Genesis 24:10Genesis 39:2-6Employee, Employer, Stewardship
Those IN CHRIST who walk in fear of the LORD - recognizing the gracious trusts given them by God to steward - avoid violating the God-given trusts, knowing to do so is nothing short of sinning against God. Genesis 39:6-9Genesis 39:6-9Fear God, Stewardship, Avoid Sinning
Some stewardships are huge in scope compared to others - (1) an entire (land and people) nation and (2) salvation of a people through whom one day Jesus Christ would come as Savior of the world.Genesis 41:37-46Genesis 41:37-46stewardship
God selects far in advance and prepares over time a steward for a stewardship of huge proportion - acts of His sovereign grace.Genesis 41:37-40, Genesis 37:28-41:38Genesis 41:37-46stewardship
Stewardship is the oversight of something that belongs to another with the expectation of benefiting the owner and the owner's interest.Genesis 41:37-46Genesis 41:37-46stewardship
Stewardships come in all sizes; one task, one household, or one large nation for many years.Genesis 41:37-46Genesis 41:37-46stewardship
Stewardship comes with the authority to execute oversight to the benefit and interest of the owner.Genesis 41:37-46Genesis 41:37-46stewardship
Spiritual leaders would do well to carry - on their heart - before the LORD the names of those over whom they have spiritual stewardship.Exodus 39:1-21, Ephesians 6:18Exodus 39:1-21Intercession, Spiritual Leaders, Stewardship
Spiritual leaders have the stewardship of God's Word - to teach such to God's people.Deuteronomy 4:44-45Deuteronomy 4:41-49God's Word, Spiritual Leaders, Stewardship
Isn't the careless abuse of time a theft (especially time owed an employer) from one's self or from God who gave it?Deuteronomy 5:19Deuteronomy 5:19Stewardship, Time, Theft
All the earth and its resources, the agriculture produce, and the healthy and wealth one possess - whether little or much comparatively - God is the Source behind all one possesses or acquires.Deuteronomy 8:7-18Deuteronomy 8:7-18stewardship
Those in Christ would we well to recognize God as the Provider and Owner of all they experience (benefit from).Deuteronomy 8:7-18Deuteronomy 8:7-18stewardship
Those in Christ are stewards of God's resources and possessions and are to keep conscious of God's gracious 'hand' in this life.Deuteronomy 8:7-18Deuteronomy 8:7-18stewardship
God has sovereign ownership over (1) heaven, (2) all the heavens, (3) the earth, and (4) all that is in it.Deuteronomy 10:14Deuteronomy 10:14-16God Is Sovereign, Ownership, Stewardship
Those who are God's are so by God's sovereign actions.Deuteronomy 32:6, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20Deuteronomy 32:6stewardship
Those who are God's children are such because He made us such by His sovereign actions.Deuteronomy 32:6, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20Deuteronomy 32:6stewardship
Those who have been born of God and bought - by God's loving, sovereign actions - by God belong to God and are thus accountable to Him for the stewardship of the life given them.Deuteronomy 32:6, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20Deuteronomy 32:6stewardship
Godly stewardship of what all one acquires - through gifts, employment, war, entrepreneurship - recognizes all beings to God, the LORD.1 Samuel 8:6-11, 1 Chronicles 18:6-111 Samuel 8:6-11stewardship
The LORD recognizes those of His children or servants who treats Him as owner of all - entrusting more to them according to His purposes.1 Samuel 8:6-11, 1 Chronicles 18:6-111 Samuel 8:6-11stewardship
Those whose heart is fully yielded to God as LORD also yield to Him the assets that come into their possession.1 Samuel 8:6-11, 1 Chronicles 18:6-111 Samuel 8:6-11stewardship
The servants of God need to be held accountable for managing the money entrusted into their hands for the LORD's ministry - doing with it as it is agreed.2 Kings 12:4-72 Kings 12ministers, stewardship, accountability
Sometimes stewards are faithful in one area (collect and guard the money) but fail in another area (did not repair the temple) of their responsibilities.2 Kings 12:4-16, 1 Chronicles 9:17-272 Kings 12:4-16stewardship
Those given a stewardship must be evaluated (held accountable).2 Kings 12:7, 1 Chronicles 9:17-272 Kings 12:4-16stewardship
Sometimes a stewardship involving money to accomplish a specific task is not accounted for by examining the financial records but into he accomplishing of the specific task assigned - doing what is expected, obedience.2 Kings 12:15, 1 Chronicles 9:17-272 Kings 12:4-16stewardship
Stewards don't necessarily do the work to accomplish a task, but oversee it by selecting and assigning others the actual work.2 Kings 12:11-14, 1 Chronicles 9:17-272 Kings 12:4-16stewardship
Scripture records God's providence and righteousness in His choices of people He will work through to achieve His will.1 Chronicles 1:4, 17, 34ff1 Chronicles 1stewardship, involvement, providence
Those appointed a ministry in God's kingdom are ENTRUSTED with that ministry.1 Chronicles 6:48 and 1 Chronicles 9:26-27ff1 Chronicles 6stewardship, anointing, ministry
All assigned a ministry by God are entrusted with a ministry for which they are responsible.1 Chronicles 9:19-271 Chronicles 9stewardship, ministry, responsibility
In the body of Christ, there are those entrusted with (stewards of) (1) the resources or facilities of the LORD, (2) the service (carrying out of worship, care, teaching) of the LORD, and (3) the preservation of these two.1 Chronicles 9:191 Chronicles 9:17-27stewardship
A steward is one entrusted with the responsibility of and use of something belonging to another.1 Chronicles 9:22, 261 Chronicles 9:17-27stewardship
There are differing levels of responsibilities connected to various stewardships - some being very high and related to handling money, gold, and earthly treasures.1 Chronicles 9:261 Chronicles 9:17-27stewardship
Those selected to steward the most valuable or highest priority of trusts stay as close as possible to the presence of the LORD.1 Chronicles 9:26-271 Chronicles 9:17-27stewardship
The greater the value of the stewardship the greater the need to remain in the presence of the LORD.1 Chronicles 9:26-271 Chronicles 9:17-27stewardship
Some in the body of Christ are given stewardship or responsibility over very valuable resources.1 Chronicles 26:26-281 Chronicles 26:26-28stewardship
Some are selected to stewardship over valuables dedicated to God and His service.1 Chronicles 26:26-281 Chronicles 26:26-28stewardship
The handling and distribution of another's valuables (God's in this case) is the definition of the role of stewardship.1 Chronicles 26:26-281 Chronicles 26:26-28stewardship
Those chosen to steward very valuable resources must be trustworthy - having earned this selection by being trustworthy over lessor valuables.1 Chronicles 26:26-281 Chronicles 26:26-28stewardship
An affectionate, loving heart toward the LORD may well result in a costly, but willing offering toward the LORD and His will.1 Chronicles 29:2-91 Chronicles 29:2-9stewardship
Leaders can set an example in the stewardship of giving to the LORD and His causes.1 Chronicles 29:2-91 Chronicles 29:2-9stewardship
Those who love and appreciate the LORD are willing to give a personally extravagant offering toward doing His will.1 Chronicles 29:2-91 Chronicles 29:2-9stewardship
The riches and honor, the power and strength a people, nation, or group of people have are given them - entrusted to them - for a time that they may honor God and His name.1 Chronicles 29:12-131 Chronicles29:10-19stewardship
Those who give freewill offerings to God do so out of the trusts (the assets) He has placed temporarily in their possession.1 Chronicles 29:13-14, 161 Chronicles29:10-19stewardship
Through the various trusts (assets) God distributes to His people, He measures or tests their heart in seeing how they STEWARD the assets.1 Chronicles 29:16-171 Chronicles29:10-19stewardship
One of the stewardships of relationships and leadership is to intercede - praying for a loyal heart to God and His Word - in the next generation.1 Chronicles 29:18-191 Chronicles29:10-19stewardship
All there is in the heaven and earth belongs to and is owned by God, Himself.1 Chronicles 29:11, 161 Chronicles29:10-19stewardship
God may lead Christ-followers to intentionally set aside an amount regularly to fund His work or some aspect(s) of His work.Nehemiah 10:32Nehemiah 10:32stewardship
A revival unto God and His Word - to know and obey - usually effects how Christ-followers exercise the stewardship of material things - a willingness and commitment to give to the LORD and His work.Nehemiah 10:32Nehemiah 10:32stewardship
A good steward of the Word of God is one who hears (or reads) the Word and immediately applies the Word to his life -  even at personal cost or inconvenience.Nehemiah 13:1-3Nehemiah 13:-14stewardship
Some abuse the trust given them by God by disregarding God's clearly revealed Word and will.Nehemiah 13:4, 7Nehemiah 13:-14stewardship
A faithful steward who discovers under their oversight an unfaithful steward (1) dismisses that steward and (2) replaces him with a proven faithful steward.Nehemiah 13:10-14Nehemiah 13:-14stewardship
The earth and all that fills it belongs to - is owned by - God, its Creator.Psalm 24:1Psalm 24:1ownership, stewardship
All the people who live in the world belong to God - are owned by or the possession of God.Psalm 24:1Psalm 24:1ownership, stewardship
God - as Owner or Possessor - transcends people, creatures, and times.Psalm 24:1Psalm 24:1ownership, stewardship
People should recognize they are utilizing God's earth and resources for a little while and they then are gone from the earth and from others.Psalm 24:1Psalm 24:1ownership, stewardship
A Christ-follower should commit his days - his time on earth - into God's sovereign, powerful hands.Psalm 31:5, Psalm 31:15Psalm 31:5-15Time, Stewardship, Surrender To God
Biblical stewardship does not include a mandated financial gift to God as part of one's redemption - THAT PRICE was paid once for all by the Only One who could pay - JESUS.Psalm 40:6Psalm 40:6-7stewardship
The primary requirement of stewardship is one's surrender or yielding of ALL to the LORD who created all and who truly possess all - surrender or yield to do the will of the LORD.Psalm 40:7Psalm 40:6-7stewardship
The one in right relationship with God IN CHRIST will delight in doing God's will.Psalm 40:7Psalm 40:6-7stewardship
The earth and its contents - resources, property, people - belong to God, the Creator and Owner.Psalm 50:10-12, Exodus 19:5Psalm 50:10-12stewardship
The land God assigned to Israel by God is (1) owned by God and (2) stewarded   - managed, tended - by Israel.Psalm 50:10-12, Exodus 19:5, Leviticus 25:23Psalm 50:10-12stewardship
The earth and its full contents - animals, natural resources, property, people - are God's real possession on loan as a stewardship to man.Psalm 50:10-12, Exodus 19:5Psalm 50:10-12stewardship
A wise stewards lets coming needs motivate him to take action ahead of time - prepare for what is coming.Proverbs 6:6-11, Genesis 41:28-41Proverbs 6:6-11stewardship, save, prepare
Those whose actions hurt, break, or damage relationships (among those experiencing unity) in the body of Christ are working against God's will.Proverbs 6:19, Acts 4:32, Ephesians 4:13Proverbs 6:19stewardship, body of Christ, relationship
Generosity is a virtue which pays dividends.Proverbs 11:24-25Proverbs 11:24-25stewardship
Be sure to 'touch' the lives of others as an exercise of your financial stewardship.Proverbs 11:24-25Proverbs 11:24-25stewardship
Those who utilize - investing, earning, giving - the resources given them increase their resources - while those who are stingy and holding - withholding what is right - usually lose out.Proverbs 11:24-25Proverbs 11:24-25stewardship
Having great wealth is not an essential in this life, but having an awesome respect for God (and His Word) is of great value - now and eternally.Proverbs15:16-17Proverbs15:16-17stewardship
Loving God and others in a very humble lifestyle - as it regards little earthly belongings - is better than having material abundance with hatred all about.Proverbs15:16-17Proverbs15:16-17stewardship
Having just a little in material worth along with a huge reality of the 'fear of' (respect for) God - walking in His ways - is better than having great riches with troubles.Proverbs15:16-17Proverbs15:16-17stewardship
Those in Christ who are generous with their God-given resources by supplying food to the poor are blessed - happy, to be envied.Proverbs 22:9, Matthew 5:42Proverbs 22:9stewardship
The stewardship of God-given resources includes a 'generous eye' - watching for right opportunities to supply food to the poorProverbs 22:9, Matthew 5:42Proverbs 22:9stewardship
A Christ-follower can be generous toward those who request to borrow from them.Proverbs 22:9, Matthew 5:42Proverbs 22:9stewardship
One who uses what has been entrusted to him to chase after becoming rich with earthly riches is not being a good steward.Proverbs 28:20Proverbs 28:20-22stewardship
Those who use their stewardship to chase after earthly riches usually experience (1) a compromise with morality which leads to punishment and (2) a distorted view which leads to taking foolish financial risks resulting most often in loss and poverty.Proverbs 28:20,22Proverbs 28:20-22stewardship
Those with a wicked or evil view usually waste (unto poverty) what comes to them to steward.Proverbs 28:22Proverbs 28:20-22stewardship
The wealth of the world belongs to God.Haggai 2:8Haggai 2:8stewardship
The wealth of the world - whether gold and silver, jewels or petroleum products, or deeds and money in the bank - is God's by ownership.Haggai 2:8Haggai 2:8stewardship
God's ownership extends from the stars of creation to the stacks of cash and from the gold mines of South Africa to the gold stockpiles of Fort Knox.Haggai 2:8Haggai 2:8stewardship
The stewardship of giving to meet the needs of the poor or simply making a contribution to worthy causes should be carried out with real discretion.Matthew 6:2-4Matthew 6:2-4stewardship
God's stewardship in giving to meet others' needs and helping worthy causes should be void of pretense, void of 'drawing attention,' or 'showing off.'Matthew 6:2-4Matthew 6:2-4stewardship
Those who carry out their stewardship of giving to meet others' needs quietly, with real discretion God will reward openly.Matthew 6:4Matthew 6:2-4stewardship
The motives in exercising the stewardship of giving gifts to meet needs are love and mercy in obedience, not drawing attention to one's self.Matthew 6:2-4Matthew 6:2-4stewardship
Those outside of Christ have a worldly or earthly mind and heart and speak according to worldly and earthly thoughts.Matthew 12:33-34, Philippians 3:19Matthew 12:33-37stewardship, mind, heart
Christ-followers are responsible to God for how they use their mind and heart - putting in it and meditating on good, true, pure, wholesome and godly truths; SO THAT the words they speak are of a spiritual, godly, wholesome, good nature.Matthew 12:35-37, Philippians 4:8Matthew 12:33-37stewardship, mind, heart
Those in Christ have a spiritual mind and heart are to speak according to spiritually and godly thoughts.Matthew 12:35Matthew 12:33-37stewardship, mind, heart
God will hold each Christ-follower accountable for what they put in their minds and heart as well as the words that come forth.Matthew 12:35-37Matthew 12:33-37stewardship, mind, heart
Relationships between you and others are important to God.Matthew 18:15Matthew 18:15-35relationship, stewardship
Offenses or sins against a friend damages or can break a relationship.Matthew 18:15Matthew 18:15-35relationship, stewardship
Christ-followers are exhorted to seek and give forgiveness in order to heal or restore relationships.Matthew 18:21-35Matthew 18:15-35relationship, stewardship
When a sin or offense has come to you from a friend, (1) go alone and tell him the offense - if he agrees and repents, forgive him - restoring the relationship, (2) if he does not agree with you, take two or three others and tell him his sin or offense - if he agrees, forgive him - restoring the relationship, (3) if he refuses to agree with you, tell the assembly of believers the sin or offense - if he repents, forgive him - restoring the relationship; but if he refuses consider him an unrepentant sinner.Matthew 18:15-17Matthew 18:15-35relationship, stewardship
The stewardship of relationships requires a Christ-follower to be a forgiving person - forgiving those who repent of offenses (sins against you) however many times they repent.Matthew 18:21-22Matthew 18:15-35relationship, stewardship
Those in the body of Christ are to be compassionate and merciful toward those who 'wrong' (offend) them.Matthew 18:27, 33Matthew 18:15-35relationship, stewardship
The forgiveness toward an offender that Christ calls for is a forgiveness 'from the heart' - a sincere, from the inner man forgiveness.Matthew 18:35Matthew 18:15-35relationship, stewardship
Granting forgiveness to an offender who repents restores a relationship, while refusing to grant forgiveness breaks or hinders a relationship.Matthew 18:35Matthew 18:15-35relationship, stewardship
One's stewardship in coming to Christ in salvation or walking intimately with the LORD does not always mean giving away to the poor all his possessions or wealth, but it does mean shifting the full ownership of their earthly treasures to God - willingly becoming the steward, not owner.Matthew 19:21-26Matthew 19:21-26stewardship
The stewardship of wealth - wealth can be reality or one's view of his possessions - can be an obstacle to one trusting his all to Jesus Christ in receiving eternal life.Matthew 19:21-26Matthew 19:21-26stewardship
Those who shift ownership of their earthly treasures to God gain heavenly treasures to be experienced in the future.Matthew 19:21-26Matthew 19:21-26stewardship
God gives His kingdom - His Story, His Word, His Purposes, His Son, His Spirit - into the heart of believers who will receive it and exercise it.Matthew 21:34, 42-43Matthew 21:33-46kingdom, gospel, stewardship
Those who receive God's kingdom - His Story, His Word, His Purposes, His Son, His Spirit, His Rule - are expected to LIVE IT, PROCLAIM IT, and by God's grace, SEE THE KINGDOM INCREASE.Matthew 21:34, 42-43Matthew 21:33-46kingdom, gospel, stewardship
God's grace Gospel is planted in the heart of believers to produce over time Gospel fruits - new believers, new kingdom members.Matthew 21:34, 42-43Matthew 21:33-46kingdom, gospel, stewardship
What one does - receive or reject - God's grace Gospel will determine their future with God.Matthew 21:35, 44-46Matthew 21:33-46kingdom, gospel, stewardship
There is a kingdom with its capitol in heaven and a consulate in the heart of each Christ-follower.Matthew 25:14Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
The KING is going about establishing new consulates.Matthew 25:14Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
God gives - in stewardship or responsible management - to Christ-followers (1) His goods or His materials or His resources,Matthew 25:14Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
(2) distributing the goods - amounts and types,Matthew 25:15Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
3) based on the abilities of the various Christ-followers,Matthew 25:15Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
(4) and entrusting the use, care of, and management of the goods to the Christ-followers.Matthew 25:15Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
The 'goods' and their invested loss or gain belong to the KING.Matthew 25:14, 19-20Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
Whatever talents, gifts, edge, opportunities, abilities, or resources received as a child of God - those are to be invested, applied, added to, or multiplied into God's kingdom.Matthew 25:16-17Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
Some who receive gifts and resources from the LORD fail to invest or utilize them - either due to fear of failure or due to laziness, which hinges on disrespecting the LORD.Matthew 25:18Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
The LORD will hold accountable each steward for the use or investment or lack thereof regarding whatever was entrusted to them for the kingdom.Matthew 25:19Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
The LORD (1) cares about how each Christ-follower uses and invests His entrusted resources, abilities, and assets, (2) evaluates the use and investment by the return, and (3) rewards by granting increased opportunities or reposes the abilities, resources, and assets based on the return on investment.Matthew 25:20-23Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
The LORD desires and expects a 'gain' - increase, full use, benefits, positive outcome - on the use and investment of what all He has entrusted to the Christ-followed SO (1) His kingdom expands and (2) He can reward His workers abundantly.Matthew 25:20-23Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
Those IN CHRIST who don't use or invest in God's kingdom what all He has given them - talents, money, abilities - are being or acting (1) fearful, (2) wicked, and (3) lazy - what was given them by God will be taken away and given to one IN CHRIST who uses and invests all he has in God's kingdom.Matthew 25:24-29Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
Those who don't use or invest in God's kingdom what all He has given them are unprofitable, useless, of no value to God's kingdom.Matthew 25:25-30Matthew 25:14-30stewardship
Love for and gratitude to the LORD may prompt a Christ-follower to give a sacrificially extravagant offering to the LORD - which others (if they know of it) might criticize as wasteful, ignoring the needing that could have been served.Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9Matthew 26:6-13stewardship
The size of one's gift offering to the LORD is a heart-for-the-LORD matter.Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9Matthew 26:6-13stewardship
Giving to relieve the poor is a part of one's stewardship of their material goods.Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9Matthew 26:6-13stewardship
Some extravagant gift offerings (out of love for Christ) will be very memorable.Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9Matthew 26:6-13stewardship
Christ-followers who pay attention to what they hear from the LORD will be given 'more' from the LORD.Mark 4:24-25Mark 4:24-25stewardship
In whatever measure or amount of the spiritual thirst of a Christ-follower, so God will release that amount of spiritual water - Scripture with understanding.Mark 4:24-25Mark 4:24-25stewardship
Those who receive and implement God's Word will be given more of God's Word.Mark 4:24-25Mark 4:24-25stewardship
Those who have received God's Word but ignored it - not applying it - will loose whatever they received in the first place.Mark 4:24-25Mark 4:24-25stewardship
Christ-followers are stewards - managers, users, work with - of God's Word which He reveals (uncovers) to them.Mark 4:24-25Mark 4:24-25stewardship
A Christ-oriented steward of God's Word holds the Bible / Scripture fully above the traditions formulated by men.Mark 7:9-13Mark 7:9-13stewardship
God's people have a stewardship toward their parents to address their needs - honoring them.Mark 7:9-13Mark 7:9-13stewardship
Dedicating your money to carrying out God's Word and work - obeying Scripture - IS DEDICATING your money to God.Mark 7:9-13Mark 7:9-13stewardship
Be careful to not allow traditions around church and ministry to inadvertently nullify God's actual Word.Mark 7:9-13Mark 7:9-13stewardship
To be included in financial stewardship is the giving of sacrificial (of a disproportionate amount to one's possessions or financial status) offerings to the LORD.Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4Mark 12:41-44stewardship
Stewardship of one's possessions includes giving offerings to the LORD and His service.Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4Mark 12:41-44stewardship
The LORD takes note of those who give graciously out of their poverty.Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4Mark 12:41-44stewardship
The LORD measures the size of a gift to the amount that remains available to give.Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4Mark 12:41-44stewardship
Christ-followers should not under value small gifts from those giving ALL they can.Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4Mark 12:41-44stewardship
Relationships, especially relationships with those near the LORD, are given as gifts to those in Christ.Mark 14:10-11Mark 14:10-11stewardship
Each Christ-follower should value and cherish each relationship God 'gifts' them as one to be explored and built for mutual edification in Christ.Mark 14:10-11Mark 14:10-11stewardship
Those in Christ should not betray (to hurt) a friend or relationship given them by God - and certainly not betray one for selfish gain.Mark 14:10-11Mark 14:10-11stewardship
Those in Christ should not throw away friendships or relationships as there might be great kingdom potential in keeping the relationships. Mark 14:10-11Mark 14:10-11stewardship
Those God calls to be His messengers - apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers - He grants (gives, releases divine revelation) the Word or message.Luke 3:2Luke 3:1-14stewardship
Those who receive a call and message from God are to steward - do with it what God says, proclaim it, keep it, avoid altering it - the call and message by declaring the message faithfully by faith no matter the popularity of the message or receptivity of the message.Luke 3:3-6Luke 3:1-14stewardship
A steward of God's Word knows the message God gives (releases to him) is rooted in God's Word - the Bible.Luke 3:3-6Luke 3:1-14stewardship
Part of the stewardship of the Word a messenger of God delivers is the challenge to hearers to apply God's Word to their lives - even going so far (as led by the Spirit - to declare what it will look like to various ones to apply the Word to daily life.Luke 3:8-14Luke 3:1-14stewardship
Those who receive God's Word into their heart are responsible (to be stewards of) to put God's Word into daily practice so He can produce the expected fruit.Luke 3:8-14Luke 3:1-14stewardship
These Scriptures are NOT speaking to the subject of 'financial giving' and receiving.Luke 6:36-38, Matthew 7:1-2Luke 6:36-38stewardship
Christ-followers are to be merciful others who wrong them - forgiving them and avoiding condemning (or judging) them.Luke 6:36-38, Matthew 7:1-2Luke 6:36-38stewardship
Those who give forgiveness, give mercy, and avoid condemning those who wrong them will receive the same from others - mercy, forgiveness, and lack of condemnation.Luke 6:36-38, Matthew 7:1-2Luke 6:36-38stewardship
Those who know the LORD through experiencing His forgiving and healing grace and power take opportunities to give to Him out of their material possessions.Luke 8:1-3Luke 8:1-3stewardship
Those on mission with God and are spreading His Gospel may find those who receive God's grace SO GRATEFUL and SO LOVE-STRUCK they provide (out of their pockets) for the needs of the Gospel messengers.Luke 8:1-3Luke 8:1-3stewardship
Christ-followers are recipients of resources and responsibilities belonging to or owed to the LORD and are to (1) work and utilize the LORD's resources and responsibilities expecting Him to be present anytime and Luke 12:37-40Luke 12:35-48stewardship
2) be loyal to and thoughtful of the LORD in working with and utilizing His resources and responsibilities, -Luke 12:42-43Luke 12:35-48stewardship
knowing they have received and much and are accountable to fulfill the LORD's requirements in all that was received.Luke 12:48Luke 12:35-48stewardship
The LORD holds His servants responsible at the level of what all He has entrusted to them 0 the amount of education, money, relationships, open doors, resources, training, revelation, spiritual gifts, et cetera.Luke 12:48Luke 12:48stewardship
Wasting - failing to use wisely - what all is entrusted to a Christ-follower by the LORD is an 'attention getting' matter to the LORD.Luke 16:1Luke 16:1-13stewardship
Building and developing relationships and friendships are important stewardships that is connected to stewardship of materials resources, skills, and productivity.Luke 16:9Luke 16:1-13stewardship
He who can be trusted with - wise and responsible with - a small amount (resources, tasks) is ready to be entrusted with more.Luke 16:10Luke 16:1-13stewardship
If a person is untrustworthy with a little - unwise and irresponsible - more should not be given this one.Luke 16:10Luke 16:1-13stewardship
If a person is unfaithful and irresponsible with material or earthly things, the LORD will not grant this one more things of an eternal nature.Luke 16:11Luke 16:1-13stewardship
God establishes a connection between the trustworthiness and responsibility expressed toward earthly or material things, relationships, investments, and that toward spiritual or heavenly trusts.Luke 16:10-11Luke 16:1-13stewardship
Build relationships with people during the business and social exchanges in your life.Luke 16:9Luke 16:1-13stewardship
How one handles money - responsibly or irresponsibly - is a measure many will impose to determine if one can be trusted with anything else in life.Luke 16:10-12Luke 16:1-13stewardship
How a person handles or manages another's assets or belongings reflects how he would handle his own.Luke 16:12Luke 16:1-13stewardship
A person with divided loyalties - trying to serve two or more masters (people, ideas, pursuits) will be ineffective and unable to do so.Luke 16:13Luke 16:1-13stewardship
One cannot be driven by wealth and money while attempting to yield to the LORD- the LORD will lose out.Luke 16:13Luke 16:1-13stewardship
Each Christ-follower is responsible to the LORD of the kingdom for all he or she does because he or she is part of the kingdom of God.Luke 17:20-21Luke 17:20-21stewardship
The kingdom of God about which Jesus spoke (1) is in existence now, (2) is invisible to the eyes - can't be located on a political map - and (3) is in the inner man of each Christ-follower.Luke 17:20-21Luke 17:20-21stewardship, stewardship
Possessing money is not an advantage nor disadvantage when seeking God in salvation EXCEPT when one holds on to money and possessions INSTEAD of holding on to God in trust - His Son and His Word.Luke 18:22-25, Exodus 20:1-17Luke 18:22-25stewardship
The rich seldom want to exchange the riches of this life for the riches of the spiritual kind.Luke 18:22, Exodus 20:1-17Luke 18:22-25stewardship
A follower of Christ should keep a proper stewardship of material wealth by holding spiritual riches of greater and eternal value than earthly or material riches.Luke 18:22-25, Exodus 20:1-17Luke 18:22-25stewardship
Each Christ-follower is given valuable endowments - assets on loan from the LORD - to be (1) put to work for the benefit of the LORD and (2) increase in value for the benefit of the LORD.Luke 19:11-27Luke 19:11-27stewardship
Some Christ-followers are more effective than others at working with and increasing the value of the LORD's endowments.Luke 19:11-27Luke 19:11-27stewardship
Those who continue faithfully to work with and invest the LORD's endowments will be rewarded by receiving more endowments to manage or oversee for the LORD.Luke 19:11-27Luke 19:11-27stewardship
The LORD is ready and willing to give more endowments to those who maximize what was given them previously.Luke 19:11-27Luke 19:11-27stewardship
The LORD expects His people to actively, wisely, and continually to work with all He loans them.Luke 19:13Luke 19:11-27stewardship
The filling of the Holy Spirit and His influence on a group of filled-with-the-Spirit Christ-followers (1) enhances the realization that each is a stewards of God-given resources, (2) all resources belong to God, (3) the resources of God we possess can be shared with other Christ-followers in need, (4) actually share out of those resources with those in need, and (5) allow the distribution of resources to the needy by means of spiritual leaders or those chosen of similar character to handle the resources trustworthily.Acts 4:32-37, Acts 6:1-8Acts 4:32-37stewardship
Stewardship includes one's ownership of property - land, house, car, jewelry, etc. - which came to them by God's grace.Acts 5:1-4, Deuteronomy 8:18Acts 5:1-11stewardship
A Christ-follower can sell a possession and then choose what to do with the proceeds - even give all or some to the LORD's work.Acts 5:1-11Acts 5:1-11stewardship
Buying or selling of possessions whether for use, a gift, or an investment is within God-granted stewardship.Acts 5:1-4Acts 5:1-11stewardship
Deceiving others - the body of Christ, spiritual leaders, the LORD - is a sin against the LORD.Acts 5:1-11Acts 5:1-11stewardship
It is wicked and sinful to think or attempt to purchase a spiritual endowment from God or God's servants.Acts 8:21-23Acts 8:18-23stewardship
One who possesses a stewardship from God should never consider 'selling' it - as if it could be bought.Acts 8:20-23Acts 8:18-23stewardship
Stewardship of God's (owned) gifts cannot be purchased with money.Acts 8:12-20Acts 8:18-23stewardship
A spiritual endowment and stewardship from the LORD is to be honored and exercised in the power of the Holy Spirit - not reduced to a commodity falsely represented for sale.Acts 8:18-23Acts 8:18-23stewardship
God entrusts to those He choses as His servants to 'bear His name' to those to whom He will send them.Acts 9:15-16Acts 9:15-16stewardship
As a chosen vessel of God's, He chooses to have us 'bear His name' in this vessel.Acts 9:15-16Acts 9:15-16stewardship
The stewardship of carrying the name of the LORD may be accompanied with suffering for that name.Acts 9:15-16Acts 9:15-16stewardship
Those called to serve the LORD are stewards of the LORD's name.Acts 9:15-16Acts 9:15-16stewardship
The purpose of a mercy offering is sending RELIEF, not ELIMINATING the need.Acts 11:29Acts 11:27-30stewardship
A part of stewardship of money is 'mercy' offerings -those with some amount willingly collect an offering for those in Christ with real needs.Acts 11:29Acts 11:27-30stewardship
Sums of money being moved from one group of believers to another group is properly put into the hands of trustworthy believers - a best stewardship principle.Acts 11:30Acts 11:27-30stewardship
Be MORE BLESSED in this life by giving some support to the weak on your team and around you.Acts 20:34-35, Acts 24:17Acts 20:34-35stewardship
One's personal responsibilities or stewardship include providing for one's own care - food and lodging - sometimes extending (by God's leading) to the team God has gathered to do ministry with you.Acts 20:34-35, Acts 24:17Acts 20:34-35stewardship
Meeting other's needs - offering material assistance - is one of the ways to implement the stewardship of giving and of applying the words of Jesus, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'Acts 20:34-35, Acts 24:17Acts 20:34-35stewardship
God's 'gifts' each member in Christ's body differently and with different functions in the body.Romans12:4-5Romans 12:3-8stewardship
Each Christ-follower is part of a stewardship of the whole body of Christ.Romans12:5Romans 12:3-8stewardship
The faith one has in God at any time is a grace gift to be stewarded not an item about which to express pride or arrogance.Romans12:3Romans 12:3-8stewardship
God 'gifts' supernatural endowments of at least seven different gifts to the body can function according to His purposes.Romans12:6-8Romans 12:3-8stewardship
There is a stewardship of citizenship or government that Christ-followers are to honor - taxes, customs, respect, and honor of laws.Romans13:7Romans 13:7-10stewardship
There is a stewardship of relationships for neighbors which manifests in (1) actively loving others in Christ and (2) actively loving neighbors - in Christ or not - we encounter in living life.Romans 13:7-10Romans 13:7-10stewardship
Being recipients of God's love in Christ, we are obligated and privileged to actively love others.Romans 13:7-10Romans 13:7-10stewardship
Each Christ-follower (1) is the LORD's possession, (2) will stand before the judgment seat of the LORD, and (3) individually give an account of how he or she spent his or her blood bought life.Romans 14:8-12Romans 14:8-12stewardship
The choices a person makes under God in this life will lead to the accounting they will give the LORD one day.Romans 14:12Romans 14:8-12stewardship
Each one in Christ belongs to God and thus is accountable to God for his/her choices.Romans14:8-9Romans14:8-9stewardship
All in Christ belong to - are the possession of - one LORD, Jesus Christ.Romans14:8-9Romans14:8-9stewardship
The life one lives in Christ - Who is LORD - is a stewardship which will be accounted for to the Same, Lord Jesus Christ.Romans14:8-9Romans14:8-9stewardship
All are responsible to God individually for their life choices.Romans 14:12, 1 Peter 4:4-5Romans 14:12stewardship
The recipients of the grace Gospel have a stewardship (out of concern) to assist the poor among those who brought the Gospel to them.Romans 15:27-28Romans 15:27-28stewardship
Grateful-hearted Gospel recipients are PLEASED to assist the poor in need from among the evangelists who brought them the Gospel.Romans 15:27-28Romans 15:27-28stewardship
Fulfilling the stewardship of 'mercy giving' should be a pleasure not a pain to the contributors.Romans 15:27-28Romans 15:27-28stewardship
A 'mercy offering' is a fruit that grows up out of the seed of the Gospel in grateful hearts.Romans 15:27-28Romans 15:27-28stewardship
Some Christ-followers are designated stewards - managers, care-takers, responsible for - of the mysteries of God - God's Word, God's work, God's revelation, God's purposes.1 Corinthians 4:11 Corinthians 4:1-21stewardship
God gave the church five gifted specifically with the stewardship of His mysteries - apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.1 Corinthians 4:1, Ephesians 4:111 Corinthians 4:1-21stewardship
The role of steward is based on one being faithful (trustworthy) with what all is 'on loan' (entrusted) to them by the LORD.1 Corinthians 4:1-2, 171 Corinthians 4:1-21stewardship
A steward of God's mysteries must be reliable, hold to God's revealed truth, invest or implement obediently, rely upon God's Spirit - the Revealer, not proud or boasting, and consistent in messaging.1 Corinthians 4:1-2, 171 Corinthians 4:1-21stewardship
God alone will determine and declare the faithfulness of the stewardship - management, use, investment - entrusted to a servant of God.1 Corinthians 4:3-51 Corinthians 4:1-21stewardship
Some believers acting in the flesh - not Spirit - elevate themselves for what they have received through the stewardship (of the mysteries of God) of others - not realizing the Spirit grants the trusts and the revelations.1 Corinthians 4:6-71 Corinthians 4:1-21stewardship
Stewards of the mysteries of God must (1) declare the Gospel message consistently and (2) teach how to live for Christ consistently SO the believing recipients can (1) hear and see how to live in Christ and (2) be able to reproduce the same in others.1 Corinthians 4:14-171 Corinthians 4:1-21stewardship
Stewards of God's Word should teach consistently so their disciples can reproduce the same in the generations of believers to come.1 Corinthians 4:14-171 Corinthians 4:1-21stewardship
Faithful stewards of the Gospel passionately care that the next generation of Christ-followers get right the Gospel message received by the Spirit.1 Corinthians 4:18-211 Corinthians 4:1-21stewardship
Choosing to use one's body to commit sin - any or all sexual sins, stealing or drunkenness - is a violation of the stewardship of that Christ-follower's body.1 Corinthians 6:9-101 Corinthians 6:9-20stewardship, stewardship
Since the body of each one IN CHRIST belongs to God - bought at a price and residence of the Holy Spirit - each one IN CHRIST is responsible to God as a steward (manager of what belongs to another) for what he or she does in his or her body.1 Corinthians 6:19-201 Corinthians 6:9-20stewardship
Apostles are stewards of the Gospel given them by God to take to the unreached peoples.1 Corinthians 9:16-171 Corinthians 9:16-17stewardship
Christ-followers are new stewards of the Gospel message as well as whatever word - rhea - has been entrusted to them by God.1 Corinthians 9:16-171 Corinthians 9:16-17stewardship
Those with a 'trusted message from the LORD' teach or preach that message out of stewardship to the LORD.1 Corinthians 9:16-171 Corinthians 9:16-17stewardship
Proclaiming the word given you by God is not a matter of 'salary for preaching or not' but a matter of stewardship of the word - the necessity of proclaiming the word entrusted by God.1 Corinthians 9:16-171 Corinthians 9:16-17stewardship
All meat and foods - whether chosen to be used in false religious worships or not - belong to God and are 'of' His original creation.1 Corinthians 10:25-281 Corinthians 10:25-32stewardship
A Christ-follower can - has permission from God - eat whatever meat is set before him by their host and this not be sin unto God.1 Corinthians 10:25-281 Corinthians 10:25-32stewardship
As part of stewarding the relationships of those God places around me, I need to be spiritually sensitive not to offend others in the exercise of my liberties.1 Corinthians 10:28-321 Corinthians 10:25-32stewardship
I need to care about maintaining and building relationships - not breaking them with the use of my liberties - with acquaintances God gives me.1 Corinthians 10:28-301 Corinthians 10:25-32stewardship
Those entrusted with the handling of God's resources - money or other - must be approved (proven faithful by experience).1 Corinthians 16:31 Corinthians 16:1-4stewardship
Individual Christ-followers are responsible to give 'mercy offerings' of amounts according to God's supply to address the needs of suffering saints in other locations.1 Corinthians 16:1-21 Corinthians 16:1-4stewardship
Valuables - such as money collected in a mercy offering - may be entrusted to a small group of faithful men to deliver to the needy saints.1 Corinthians 16:31 Corinthians 16:1-4stewardship
The first aspect of giving is giving one's self to the LORD - surrender, yielding.2 Corinthians 8:4-62 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
A Christ-follower or assembly of such should fulfill their word to give a mercy offering to meet other's needs.2 Corinthians 8:7-152 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
Some stewardships overlap or work well in conjunction with one another - (1) trusted friends and coworkers (2) can be entrusted with sums of money to deliver (3) as a mercy offering (4) to distant brothers in Christ.2 Corinthians 8:16-242 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
Relationships - friendships and coworkers - are deepened or expanded by acts (tests) proving them trustworthy at newer or higher levels.2 Corinthians 8:16-242 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
Some stewardships or at least degrees of stewardships are earned through various tests or experiences.2 Corinthians 8:18-19, 222 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
Those who exercise as part of their stewardship the grace of liberal mercy offerings will discover the God they obey works multiple outcomes through their obedience: (1) thanks to God from the recipients, (2) thanks to God by those who told of the needs and gave the mercy challenge, (3) validates the confession of trust in Christ as Savior, and (4) stirs intercession by others for them.2 Corinthians 9:10-142 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
The greatest, most indescribable gift of all is God's gift of salvation in Jesus Christ.2 Corinthians 9:152 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
Some Christ-followers extend the grace of mercy giving out of deep poverty as an obedience in their stewardship.2 Corinthians 8:1-42 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
A portion of the stewardship of assets is sharing out of abundance with those in need - not simply to ease their situation while burdening yours.2 Corinthians 8:12-152 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
Some in Christ have such zeal to exercise their stewardship of collecting a mercy offering for suffering saints it (the zeal to give) stirs up others to exercise their stewardship of giving. 2 Corinthians 9:1-22 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
Some, who are zealous to give at the first word of need, need exhorted to follow through - because their early zeal has failed to produce the action. 2 Corinthians 9:1-52 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
Some - delinquent in fulfilling a commitment to give (1) need to be exhorted and (2) reminded sewing bountifully will reap bountifully while sewing sparingly will reap sparingly. 2 Corinthians 9:5-62 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
A mercy gift is a stewardship exercised intentionally to meet other's real needs - by one or by an entire assembly - such a gift might well be characterized like this: willingly, zealous, generous, cheerfully, and liberal.2 Corinthians 9:72 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
Those who engage in mercy giving as part of their stewardship will see God's grace manifest itself in providing sufficiently and (when necessary) abundantly for them to do the good works designed for them by God.2 Corinthians 9:7-102 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
Mercy giving to those in need is a reflection of God's mercy Gift in Jesus Christ.2 Corinthians 9:10-152 Corinthians 8:1-9:15stewardship
False apostles and false prophets don't have God's gracious provisions so they proclaim their deceit for the money they receive.2 Corinthians 11:8-152 Corinthians 11:8-15stewardship
Some apostles and itinerate preachers may be led by the Spirit to avoid taking financial compensation from a church they are establishing in order to avoid the criticism they are 'preaching for money."2 Corinthians 11:8-152 Corinthians 11:8-15stewardship
God's entrusted gifts for service and callings - when stewarded properly and as led - include the option to earn one's own expense money, receive gifts, or receive pay directly for their service.2 Corinthians 11:8-152 Corinthians 11:8-15stewardship
God entrusts the Gospel to chosen or certain ones with an assignment as to whom to direct their ministry.Galatians 2:7-9Galatians 2:7-9stewardship
Those God 'calls to' or signs a specific ministry direction or leading are accountable to God for the stewardship of that calling.Galatians 2:7-9Galatians 2:7-9stewardship
One's ministry assignment and accompanying stewardship may well vary from that given to others.Galatians 2:7-9Galatians 2:7-9stewardship
One must steward what God has assigned them regardless of what He has assigned others.Galatians 2:7-9Galatians 2:7-9stewardship
Some church networks are prompted by the Spirit to financially contribute an offering in support of an apostolic team - as an exercise of obedience and stewardship and love toward the one who brought them the Gospel.Philippians 4:10-20Philippians 4:10-20stewardship
The giving of a church network as prompted by God may be fulfilled out of a struggling financial situation - such is pleasing to God and the need created by the giving will be supplied by God, Himself.Philippians 4:10-20Philippians 4:10-20stewardship
All things created are under the LORD Jesus Christ - He having the preeminence.  Colossians 1:16-18Colossians 1:16-18stewardship
The body of Christ, the church, is under the LORD Jesus Christ, its Head.Colossians 1:16-18Colossians 1:16-18stewardship
Each member of the body of Christ is accountable to the LORD.Colossians 1:16-18Colossians 1:16-18stewardship
Jesus Christ is to be preeminent in my life and I will answer to Him for all I've done.Colossians 1:16-18Colossians 1:16-18stewardship
The ministry or service of a Christ-follower is first and foremost a stewardship entrusted to them by God, Himself.Colossians 1:25Colossians 1:25stewardship
God entrusts to some a stewardship of His Word in order to make the Word fully know to the recipients of the ministry.Colossians 1:25Colossians 1:25stewardship
A 'ministry of the Word' is a gifted stewardship from God, not something earned at a Bible School or awarded by a church or denomination.Colossians 1:25Colossians 1:25stewardship
A servant of God is to pursue in the Spirit the fulfilling of any and all stewardships - trusts - given him by God.Colossians 1:25Colossians 1:25stewardship
God selects and approves those He entrusts with the Gospel - with a message and an assignment.1 Thessalonians 2:41 Thessalonians 2:4stewardship
Those who have been approved by God and entrusted by God with a message and given an assignment what to do with the trust realize they are now stewards of the same and accountable - even at the heart level - to God for the exercise of the trust.1 Thessalonians 2:41 Thessalonians 2:4stewardship
Those in Christ are now stewards of the 'new life in Christ' - to observe the new way to live.2 Thessalonians 3:6-72 Thessalonians 3:6-15stewardship
A faithful steward of the new life in Christ is to (1) withdraw fellowship from those who walk disorderly - those not following their spiritual mentor.2 Thessalonians 3:62 Thessalonians 3:6-15stewardship
A faithful steward of the new life in Christ is to (2) observe the new life (way to live) - avoid lazy dependence on others.2 Thessalonians 3:7-92 Thessalonians 3:6-15stewardship
A faithful steward of the new life in Christ is to (3) work to earn his own food and living.2 Thessalonians 3:10-122 Thessalonians 3:6-15stewardship
A faithful steward of the new life in Christ is to (4) not get weary or loose heart in doing right (good).2 Thessalonians 3:132 Thessalonians 3:6-15stewardship
A faithful steward of the new life in Christ is to (5) admonish or warn the disobedient among the fellowship.2 Thessalonians 3:14-152 Thessalonians 3:6-15stewardship
God both appoints chosen ones into the Gospel ministry AND enables those chosen to fulfill the ministry entrusted to them.1 Timothy1:11-121 Timothy1:11-12stewardship
God enables those He chooses to proclaim the Holy Gospel in order to faithfully fulfill the ministry.1 Timothy1:11-121 Timothy1:11-12stewardship
Those called by God as proclaimers of His holy Gospel - at least prophets, apostles, evangelists, pastors, and teachers - have the message of the Gospel committed or entrusted to them by God; the Gospel of which these are now stewards.1 Timothy1:11-121 Timothy1:11-12stewardship
God puts or appoints those He selects into the ministry - at least referring to all apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers - 'ministry' of which they are stewards accountable to Him.1 Timothy1:11-121 Timothy1:11-12stewardship
A spiritual leader IN CHRIST entrusts to his protégé the injunction to "teach NO other doctrine" - the Gospel is 'eternal life experienced by faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ' - because of the spiritual endowments he sees in the protégé urging him to exercise those endowments to their fullest while trusting in God and keeping a clear conscience.1 Timothy 1:18-201 Timothy 1:18-20disciple-maker, God's Word, stewardship
A spiritual leader or disciple maker may be aware of a prophetic word or prompting identifying one to whom he is to commit or entrust the Word of God for the purpose of proclamation and propagation of God's Word.1 Timothy 1:181 Timothy 1:18disciple-maker, God's Word, stewardship
The care of a widowed mother is the responsibility of her adult children - its a family stewardship.1 Timothy 5:4-81 Timothy 5:4-8stewardship
Those adult children who refuse to care for their mother (widowed) are denying 'the faith' and acting like unbelievers.1 Timothy 5:4-81 Timothy 5:4-8stewardship
Adult children who care for a widowed mother are doing what is good and acceptable before God.1 Timothy 5:4-81 Timothy 5:4-8stewardship
Economic assistance (meeting needs) of faithful, Christ-centered elders by a local church is a stewardship of the church - especially those elders who have labored in the Word (worked diligently studying, meditating, and teaching) and who declare for understanding the Word to all.1 Timothy 5:17-181 Timothy 5:17-18stewardship
Those who are entrusted with the role of elder are to exercise this stewardship by investing all necessary time to study and teach God's Word to God's people.1 Timothy 5:17-181 Timothy 5:17-18stewardship
Employees IN CHRIST should (1) respect their employers and (2) carry out their responsibilities in good order SO that God's name and the teachings of the Bible are not belittled. 1 Timothy 6:11 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Employees IN CHRIST who work for a believing (in Christ) employer should not try to take advantage of the employer because believers benefit from fulfillment of responsibilities.1 Timothy 6:21 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Christ-followers should withdraw fellowship from spiritual leaders (teachers) who (1) teach anything other than fulfilling all stewardship of responsibilities with godly attitude and actions and (2) teach godliness is a means (way, avenue) to financial gain.1 Timothy 6:3-51 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Godliness - living right in God's eyes - with an attitude and conviction of contentment with  God's provision is a valuable position for a Christ-follower. 1 Timothy 6:6, Matthew 6:19-29, Psalm 16:111 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Contentment from God's viewpoint - Bible - can be seen simply as (1) you brought nothing into the world, (2) you cannot take anything out of the world when you go, and (3) having food and clothing is enough to experience contentment.1 Timothy 6:-7-8, Matthew 6:19-201 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Those in Christ who desire and crave to be rich in material things - not content with God's provision - fall into temptations, traps, and lusts in which they drown.1 Timothy 6:91 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Followers of Christ are not to love or give supreme devotion - as to a god - to money or the acquisition of money.1 Timothy 6:101 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Giving love or supreme devotion to money or its acquisition is a root cause for all kinds of evil, greediness grows, many disappointments and sorrows come, and some even abandon the faith because of their love and devotion to money or its acquisition.1 Timothy 6:101 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Christ-followers should flee away from love and devotion to money and its acquisition while out of love and devotion to God pursue and acquire righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.1 Timothy 6:111 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Those in Christ should put forth the maximum effort in living for Christ until they lay hold of eternal life - the crown of eternal life in Christ's presence.1 Timothy 6:12-161 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Those in Christ with earthly riches must guard against having a haughty spirit or pride in what was entrusted to them.1 Timothy 6:171 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
All things which Christ-followers possess are gifts richly and ceaselessly provided by God to be enjoyed.1 Timothy 6:17, James 1:171 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Followers of Jesus are to guard - with interrupted vigilance - all God has entrusted to their stewardship.1 Timothy 6:201 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
When God has entrusted to a servant in Christ a message and a gift to teach the message, the servant is commanded by God to faithfully - with uninterrupted vigilance - keep guard of the message and the exercise the gift of teaching - thus, avoiding spoiling the message or the gift of teaching.1 Timothy 6:20-211 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
The grace of God is part or what undergirds one's stewardship of trusts given them by God.1 Timothy 6:20-211 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
Earthly riches are entrusted to - put in the stewardship of - some in Christ SO they can (1) enjoy the riches, (2) do (fund) kingdom (good) works, (3) give away some riches, and (4) willingly share some riches with others - such stewardship of riches will precede them into their inheritance in heaven.1 Timothy 6:17-19, Matthew 6:19-201 Timothy 6:1-21stewardship
A trust of a gifting or calling - the exercising or stewarding of it - from God can go dormant if ignored.2 Timothy 1:62 Timothy 1:6-14stewardship
Sometimes the exercising in the Spirit the gifts and calling entrusted one - proper stewardship - may involved or result in experiencing suffering and hardships.2 Timothy 1:122 Timothy 1:6-14stewardship
The passing generation needs to encourage the next generation to be faithful stewards of God's message and God's calling (gifting, assignment) - take responsibility in the power of God's Spirit.2 Timothy 1:6-142 Timothy 1:6-14stewardship
Those who are timid about exercising what the LORD has entrusted to their stewardship need to be stirred up and encouraged by Spirit-filled servants of God to putting to use God's gifts and callings.2 Timothy 1:6-72 Timothy 1:6-14stewardship
Having received a trust (gifts, calling) from God, one is to guard it with uninterrupted vigilance - exercising them, using them - in the person and power of God's Spirit.2 Timothy 1:13-142 Timothy 1:6-14stewardship
A spiritual leader, under the Holy Spirit, insists his protégé(s) (disciples) guard carefully by the Holy Spirit (keep alert attention on) the gifts and calling entrusted (assigned for faithful keeping) to them - the Holy Spirit dwells continusly in each believer.2 Timothy 1:142 Timothy 1:13-14stewardship, spiritual leaders, disciples
The proclamation gifts - apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher - are given or assigned by God to men He chooses.Titus 1:3Titus 1:3stewardship
The men God assigns a proclamation gift - apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher - are to proclaim God's Word - the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the whole revelation God has given.Titus 1:3Titus 1:3stewardship
To be entrusted by God with a proclamation gift - apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher - makes one a steward of that 'trust' or gift and its accompanying message.Titus 1:3Titus 1:3stewardship
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to repeatedly speak what fits with or matches with sound, wholesome, or spiritually healthy teaching: older men in Christ (1) stay sober (abstaining from or rigidly moderate drinking wine), (2) practice self-control, (3) remain solid in the Gospel faith, (4) remain solid in expressing sacrificial love, and (5) remain solid in patience (enduring under pressure) - - - to be continuedTitus 2:1-2Titus 2:1-2stewardship, spiritual leaders, ministry
The spiritual leaders have a huge responsibility to impact the lives - attitudes and behaviors - of those in Christ who are under their influence or leadership or oversight.Titus 2:1-2Titus 2:1-2stewardship, spiritual leaders, ministry
Those outside of Christ (unsaved) will give an account of their individual life to God one day.1 Peter 4:4-51 Peter 4:4-5stewardship
Each and every follower of Christ has received one or more spiritual gifts - supernatural endowment, ability - with which to serve God and each other AS GOOD (faithful) stewards - manager, trustee - of the manifold (abundant, many-sided) and underserved grace and favor of God.1 Peter 4:101 Peter 4:10-11stewardship
If one has a speaking gift, speak by the Spirit what words God gives you.1 Peter 4:111 Peter 4:10-11stewardship
If one has a serving gift, fulfill that gift in the power and ability  provided by God.1 Peter 4:111 Peter 4:10-11stewardship
Exercising good stewardship of the grace gifts from God glorifies God through Jesus Christ.1 Peter 4:111 Peter 4:10-11stewardship
The gifts given are for the benefit of others - therefore, a good steward uses his gift to benefit others.1 Peter 4:101 Peter 4:10-11stewardship
Being in a love-relationship with God is a grace gift from God available to each one in Christ.1 John 2:15-171 John 2:15-17stewardship
How one responds to God's love imparted in salvation has a lot to do with their experience of intimacy with God.1 John 2:15-171 John 2:15-17stewardship
Loving God and doing God's will run TOGETHER to those walking intimately in Christ.1 John 2:15-171 John 2:15-17stewardship
A wise steward of the gift of God's love in Christ will (1) turn from affections for this world and worldliness around us and (2) turn to obeying God's will out of love for the Father.1 John 2:15-171 John 2:15-17stewardship
The love of (from and for) God motivates a child of God with some material goods to share with this brother who is in need.1 John 3:17-181 John 3:17-18stewardship
When it comes to stewardship of material things, words without corresponding actions are vain.1 John 3:17-181 John 3:17-18stewardship
Simply saying, 'I love you' to a Christ-follower in need is a failure of stewardship - which failure must be reversed by actual deeds involving giving financial or material assistance.1 John 3:17-181 John 3:17-18stewardship