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God’s Word on Stewartship

A Christian Steward is one who receives God’s gifts gratefully and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with all, and returns them with increase to the Lord.

Stewardship is an obligation, not an option. All individuals are accountable to God for the gifts he has entrusted to each of us. These gifts are our Time, Talent, and Treasure. All members of our parish are encouragd to live their lives as good stewards of the gifts God has entrusted to each of us.

For unto every one who hath obtained other talents, shall be given more, and he shall have in abundance.—Matthew 25:29

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these . . . ye have done it unto me.—Matthew 25:41

Do the things which ye have seen me do.—Matthew 26:25

If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.—Mark 8:34-35

But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny . . . she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.—Mark 12:42-44

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.—Luke 6:38

So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently, if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.—Romans 12:5-8

Your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality. ‘He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little.’—II Corinthians 8:14-15

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.—II Corinthians 9:6

Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.—II Corinthians 9:7

Do nothing out of selfish ambitions or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.—Philippians 2:3-4