Basics of our beliefs series. There
are many ways to practice good stewardship. Three areas that
are the focus of today's message are time, creation (the land), and
money. Additionally, we must never forget we are to be good
stewards of the gospel. I
most a valuable resource
have ≈ 2080 work hours in a year and ≈ 8800
hours in a year. We sleep ≈ 1/3 of
valuable resource to see how you are spending your time is fill
in a sheet and log your activities
of stewardship of time is to not forget the Sabbath.
have dominion means the well being of the land. It is a
trustee status. You must care for the land.
created order and systems. An example is how he provides
for cleaning up creation such as scavengers.
20:19 is an interesting prohibition against clear cutting of
trees even in war.
16:1-2 is an indictment against a dishonest manager who was
not a good steward of possessions.
However, he who is faithful in a little will be trusted with
more. See verses 10-12
not forget that the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof
treat the land as thought Christ may return tomorrow or possible
50 generations from now.
Conference Mennonite Churches use the 1995 Mennonite Confession of
Article 21 on Christian Stewardship