October 2020 Stewardship announcements
October 3 – 4, 2020
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone…” — Matthew 21:42
Jesus was rejected by the religious and political leaders of his day, as well as ordinary citizens. Living a stewardship lifestyle may cause you to be “rejected” by others in today’s society. For example, saying grace before a meal in a restaurant may attract strange looks from some. But to others it is sign that God is alive and well!
October 10 – 11, 2020
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “My God will supply whatever you need…”
— Philippians 4:19
God really does provide for those who are grateful and generous. This is very difficult for people that don’t live a stewardship lifestyle to believe. People are skeptical and say it’s just coincidence. If you are skeptical, try living a stewardship lifestyle for just one month – be generous with your gifts of time in prayer, talent in charitable works and treasure, and see how God provides for your needs.
October 17 – 18, 2020
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” — Matthew 22:21
Everything we are and everything we have belongs to God. We aren’t “owners” of anything; we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given each of us. All God is asking is that we give back a portion of what He gave us. This is the essence of stewardship. God should be our first priority in everything. All else comes second.
October 24 – 25, 2020
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.” – Matthew 22:37
Do you put other “gods” before God? Is your love of money, power, status, comfort or some personal possession greater than your love for God? Do you really recognize that everything you have and that everything you are is a gift from God? The good news: It’s not too late to put God first in all things in your life.
October 30 – November 1, 2020
Stewardship as a Way of Life: ”Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me.” — Matthew 5:11
We are all at different points on the path to holiness, on getting to Heaven and becoming a saint. Part of the journey is being mocked and ridiculed by others. When this happens, how do you respond? Do you become silent? Do you react in anger or do you react with love? Fortunately, as one Body of Christ, we are united with the saints already in Heaven. Ask your favorite saint for guidance in defending the faith.