March 15, 2023: Proper Stewardship Rewarded

Read Matthew 10:40-42.

"He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward" (v.41).

Accepting responsibility is usually serious business. Failure brings consequences; successful completion has its rewards. When God entrusts something into His people's hands, He always stands ready to reward them for being faithful administrators of His resources. He doesn't do this to incentivize nor bribe them, but rather to let them see that there is great reward in loving service and joyful compliance.

God's promised rewards are sure, but so are the consequences of failure. Those consequences are often magnified by the knowledge that we had an opportunity for something great, but we failed to grasp the opportunity. One of the greatest torments of hell will be knowing we could have gone to heaven with all the beauty and presence of God, but, through poor choices, we chose a different route. I do not know that this is an accurate depiction. But I do know that I do not want to exchange the presence of God in my life now for anything that is being offered by this world. (TJB)

God, may our actions and heart be in line with your will.

2023-03-15T14:13:15+00:00March 15th, 2023|Categories: Opening the Word|Tags: , |0 Comments

October 30, 2022: Practicing Careful Stewardship

FOCUS TEXT: 2 Kings 4:1-17

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Genesis 1:26-28; Matthew 25:14-30; 1 Timothy 6:11-21

CENTRAL TRUTH: The Christian family views life as a stewardship entrusted by God.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list several ways they can be better stewards of the resources with which God has entrusted them.


I. Confidence in Trusting God's Heart (2 Kings 4:1-7)

II. Concern for Enabling God's Ministry (2 Kings 4:8-10)

III. Contentedness in Receiving God's Blessing ( 2 Kings 4:11-17)

2022-10-27T17:02:29+00:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Front Page, Weekly Lesson Summaries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Christians and Money

Lesson 5 - April 2, 2017
Focus Text: 1 Timothy 6:6-21
Central Truth: Biblical stewardship recognizes that all our possessions belong to God.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify several ways in which the use of money can show they are good stewards.
Lesson Outline:

  1. Avoid Materialism (1 Timothy 6:6-10)
  2. Establish Right Priorities (1 Timothy 6:11-16)
  3. Use Riches Rightly (1 Timothy 6:17-21)
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Being Good Stewards

Lesson 3 - March 19, 2017
Focus Text:  Matthew 25:14-29
Central Truth:  God holds us accountable for all He gives us.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list things of which they can be a better steward.
Lesson Outline:

  1. Personal Accountability (Matthew 25:14-19)
  2. Faithfulness Commended (Matthew 25:20-23)
  3. Slothfulness Condemned (Matthew 25:24-30)
2017-03-13T09:00:00+00:00March 13th, 2017|Categories: Weekly Lesson Summaries|Tags: |0 Comments


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