We can be foolish with what God entrusts to us, or we can trust him, do our best, and anticipate that day when he will commend us for being wise and faithful.
What is successful, wise life management? It is the faithfulness that comes from humbly living in unity with others who want to live like Jesus and seek his ultimate approval.
We’ve all experienced the destructive consequences of bad decisions, both our own and those of others because our actions affect one another. But the gospel and a return to healthy life stewardship can redeem us in the destruction and bring hope for the future.
When God transforms us with the gospel and gives us a new identity, his gift of eternal security enables us to hold resources loosely. Such confidence allows us to share generously for the sake of others and the advancement of God’s kingdom.
We were made to celebrate God’s glory and find fulfillment in him, but our preoccupation with ourselves and the idolatry of things has left us far short of God’s plan for us. Nevertheless, Jesus offers to restore us to the stewardship God intended where we can find peace and fulfillment celebrating God’s glory once again.
God has entrusted us with much, and we will have to account for it. Yet even knowing what we should do, we don’t always act like it. But an honest examination of ourselves and a decision to act wisely will prepare us for the examination to come.
Time, energy, and wealth are temporary, but resources can have lasting significance when they are invested in relationships and directed by Kingdom values.
A healthy church consists of servants defined by a unified desire for God’s kingdom. These servants are responsible in the relationships God gives them and are successful in their mission because they experience the gospel of Jesus Christ even as they testify to his resurrection.
Learn about our partners and the things God is accomplishing as we serve our community together! Then Pastor Tim wraps it up with a 10min. look at 1 John 2:3-6.
While we’re tempted to make and control our own environment and destiny, we’ll find true rest and fulfillment when we learn to delight in the Creator and enjoy his creation.
While offering security, materialism only condemns, destroys spiritual passion, and distracts us from our mission. A healthy view of wealth can instead incite generosity, reinvigorate passion, and contribute to kingdom ministry.