Sermon Notes

Adventure of Trust
“A Trustworthy Steward Serves”
1 Peter 4:10-11

  1. God entrusts each of us with spiritual gifts.
    • When God gives us a gift, He’s gracing us.
      A spiritual gift is a special ability given by the Holy Spirit to every Christian to enable them to minister and serve as a part of the body of Christ.
    • When God gives us a gift, He’s trusting us.
      The only way to be a trustworthy steward is to use what God has given for the purpose God intends.
  2. God expects each of us to serve.
    • God leads us by His Spirit to make serving a part of our lifestyle.
      • The Spirit leads us to serve in structured ways.
      • The Spirit leads us to serve in spontaneous ways.
    • God has given us all we need to start serving:
      • When we receive more than we serve we become fat.
      • When we serve more than we receive we become faint.
      • When we serve with what we receive we become faithful.
  3. God empowers each of us with strength.
    • By His Spirit
    • For His Glory

God is glorified when each of us use whatever He gives us to serve others.

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Trustworthy Steward of God’s Resources/Living Surrendered

LifeGroup Questions

  1. Check in: How has God been using your devotional time?
  2. Icebreaker: If you had an extra 24 hours every 24 hours, how would you spend it?
  3. How are you serving?
    If you had your choice, where would you like to serve?
  4. Have you taken the Spiritual Gifts survey?
    What did you learn about yourself?
  5. Are you serving out of how God has SHAPEd you?
  6. How do you know when you are stewarding your spiritual gifts well?
  7. Looking at the mock time planning form, what seems to be out of balance?
    Are there better ways this person could use his/her time?
  8. Are you more at risk of becoming spiritually overweight (by living as a consumer), or spiritually faint (by getting burned out)?
    Why?
  9. What is the biggest barrier in your life that keeps you from serving?