Stewards of God

Stewardship and Passing the Baton

2 Timothy 2.1-13

  1. Understand the Generational Dynamic (1 John 2.12-14) “I am writing - I have written”

    1. Children: Know forgiveness - Know the Father

    2. Fathers (Old): Know the Father - Know the Father

    3. Young Men (Young): Overcome the Devil (Flesh, Eyes, Pride) - Be strong. Remain in the Word

  2. Pass the Baton (1 Tim. 2.1-13)

    1. Be strong in grace

    2. Commit to faithful men

    3. Endure hardness as a good soldier (Athlete) (Farmer)

    4. Affirm the Uniqueness of the Apostolic Writings

  3. Find a Way to Pass the Baton (Sinek Video)

    As in any trial, ask for wisdom (James 1)

    1. ProVision & Culture – Challenges for Millennials

    2. Housing

      1. 58% increase since 2012

      2. 450% increase 1950-2005

    3. Health Insurance – 125% increase since 1999

    4. Education - 213% Increase 1988-2018

    5. Discipleship/Transformation – the True, the Good, and the Beautiful

    6. Strategy – What is the Strategy?

  4. Control Your Own Attitude

    Be Willing to Be a Slave for Jesus

    Philippians 2.1-11

    1 Corinthians 9.19-23

    1 Peter 2.11-21

    FAULT versus

    RESPONSIBILITY

Stewardship and Giving

Matthew 6.19-34

1. Jesus’ concession to our warped hearts (19-21)
2. A single eye/simple heart is a generous heart (22-23)
3. The binary choice is God or money. Why? (24)
4. We overthink things because of anxiety (25-31)
5. We do have basic physical needs, but only humans stress so much when our basic needs are already met. Why? (32)
6. Learn the manna principle (33-34)
Summary:
Give 10%, Attack Your Debt, Save 10% Long Term
and See God Heal Your Heart!

Stewardship, God’s Holiness, God’s Presence, and Purity

Psalms 24:1-10

  1. Seek Good Examples of Leadership

  2. Keep Imitating Jesus

  3. Manage Key Vulnerabilities

    1. The AAA Club (Acceptance, Agreement, Attachment)

    2. Catastrophic Thinking/Fear of Evil

    3. Managing Problems (Head) versus Leading People (Heart)

    4. Perspective – The Arrogance of My Point of View

    5. Initiative – Ask, Seek, Knock

    6. Sorrow, Grief, and Repentance

    7. Methodology – Don’t Theologize Your Methodology

  4. Follow Well

Leadership and Followership

Mark 10.32-45

  1. Seek Good Examples of Leadership

  2. Keep Imitating Jesus

    1. His Actions (Eph 4.7-16, Acts 10.38)

    2. His Heart (2 Cor 10.1-7, 2 Tim 2.24-26)

    3. His Self-Mastery (2 Cor 10.1, Matt 11.29)

    4. His Humility (Phil 2.1-11)

  3. Manage Key Vulnerabilities

  4. Follow Well

    1. The AAA Club (Acceptance, Agreement, Attachment)

    2. Catastrophic Thinking/Fear of Evil

    3. Managing Problems (Head) versus Leading People (Heart)

    4. Perspective – The Arrogance of My Point of View

    5. Initiative – Ask, Seek, Knock

    6. Sorrow, Grief, and Repentance

    7. Methodology – Don’t Theologize Your Methodology

Stewardship & GBC

Psalm 19

  1. Heed a Warning (Rev. 2.1-7)

  2. Win the Battle for Your Soul

  3. Master the Word (Psalm 19)

  4. Help GBC Fulfill Its Purpose

    • To maintain a place of worship for believers on the Lord Jesus Christ; to teach the whole Bible as the inspired word of God; to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the unsaved; to fellowship with those of like precious Faith; and to support home and foreign missions which hold to sound doctrine as set forth in this Constitution.

    • Rock #1 - To maintain a place of worship . . .

      Rock #2 - To teach the whole Bible . . .

      Rock #3 - To proclaim the Gospel . . .

      Rock #4 - To fellowship . . .

    • Rock #5 - To support home & foreign missions . . .

Stewardship & the Local Church

Revelation 1.4-19, 2-3

The Mess – How a Local Church Thrives

  1. Deal truthfully with our desires

  2. Apply seven bullet points from Jesus

    1. Search for truth, but put loving God & people first

    2. Rise above comfort seeking & process pain well

    3. Maintain purity of focus

    4. Watch out for prophecy & spiritual warfare experts

    5. Stop exchanging correctness for vitality

    6. Commit to missions and a missional life

    7. Never be self-satisfied

Stewardship and the Universal Church pt2

Ephesians 3:1-21

  1. The Method (Matt 28, Eph 4, 1 Cor 9, Acts 17)

    1. Strategy – Empower Disciples (Matt 28)

    2. Tactics – Equip Them for Ministry (Eph 4, 1 Cor 9)

    3. Logistics – Embrace Demographics as Ordained by God (Acts 17, 1 Cor 9)

  2. The Map

  3. The Management (1 Pet 2.1-9)

    1. Cause – Prophet (the Word, Truth)

    2. Concern – Priest (Compassion, Love)

    3. Corporate – King (Stewardship, Integrity, Transparency, Judgment)

  4. The Mess (1 Pet 2.11-12)

    1. See ourselves as pilgrims passing through

    2. Accept that we are the strangers

    3. Deal truthfully with our desires

    4. Embody “beautiful goodness” in the daily grind

Stewardship and Mission

2 Timothy 1.1-14

Main Idea: Overcome Fear & Fulfill Your Mission

  1. EMPOWER Your Spirit (7)

  2. BUILD ‘Spirit Refreshers’ Into Your Life (1-6)

  3. ACT Accordingly (Follow Through!) (8)

  4. FIND Your Alamo (9-12)

  5. MAKE Your Stand (13-14)