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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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June 2013

Written by Michael Thomas Scott, Sr., D.Min.  |  Found in: Main

From the Pulpit: 

Greetings in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ of God! 

The Meaning of Stewardship 

I hope and trust that all is well! I am pleased to announce the beginning of our new summer preaching series on Stewardship! For the months of June, July, and August we will be explor-ing the subject of stewardship in effort to solicit the support of all Galileans through time, tal-ents, and resources for the advancement of God's Kingdom. The meaning of stewardship has been debated for quite some time with definitions surrounding time spent focusing on the Lord, building relationships with others and using the gifts God has given. The meaning of Christian stewardship has focused many times on tithing, but there is much more to this sub-ject. The priorities involved are how time is spent, how relationships are retained, and then how money is spent. The good steward is someone who is doing the best he can with the things that God has given him. The reality shows up in how a person reacts in situations and how much they are willing to sacrifice to retain their responsibility. 

There are several specific verses that talk about the meaning of Christian stewardship. "And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light." (Luke 16:18) The Lord calls all to be good stewards in everything that is done. This is why it is so important to honor God with time, relationships, and money. The true definition of stewardship is a person using every talent and repeatedly sacrificing desires to do the right thing. The meaning of Christian stewardship has been completely con-fused over the years. People must understand that Christians are called to be good stewards all the time, not just on Sunday morning. When it comes to money, using it and spending it wisely, in a way that would honor the Lord is the best course of action to become a responsi-ble Christian. My prayer is that we will become a congregation of 100% fruit bearing disci-ples working together as stewards of God's resources. 

Yours in Christ, 

Dr. Michael T. Scott, Sr.
Senior Pastor/Servant Leader 

Michael T. Scott, Sr., D.Min., (Follow Me)