A Trustworthy Steward is Faithful – Week Six
Adventure of Trust
“A Trustworthy Steward is Faithful”
Matthew 22:37-40; 25:14-30; 5:3-12
- We have one job – We are stewards.
- Trustworthy stewards are faithful.
- Why + What + How = Faithful Stewardship
- The “why” of faithful stewardship (Matthew 22:37-40)
Why = Loving God and others.
- The “what” of faithful stewardship. (Matthew 25:14-30)
What = Our lives (Our time, talent, and treasure.)
- The “how” of faithful stewardship (Matthew 5:3-12)
- Faithfulness is being receptive to recognizing that your time, talent, and treasure are not your own. (Matthew 5:3-6)
- Faithfulness is being dependable to use our time, talent and treasure for God’s purpose. (Matthew 5:7-11)
- Faithfulness is being congruent with our desire and effort to use our time, talent and treasure for God’s purpose.
- How = (disposition of the heart)
- Check in: How has God been using your devotional time?
- Icebreaker: What is the best gift you’ve ever given?
- What one word would you use to describe your giving?
- What blessing is there in giving?
How have you experienced this blessing in your own life?
- What’s the difference between giving more than you can afford and spending more than you can afford?
- How do you define generosity?
How does that compare with how God defines it?
(Check out Lk 21:1-4 for Jesus’ definition.)
- What would you say is your main motivation for giving?
- How do you know when to give?
- Looking at the mock planning form, what (if anything) seems to be out of balance?
- What would you tell this family to help them use, save and enjoy their money better?
What is one way that you could grow in that area?