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