Sermons on Stewardship

Sermons on Stewardship

Oct 15: Make a Choice

  Consecration Sunday: Make a Choice (3/3) Other sermons in this series“Generosity: the Core of Creation” #1: The Story of God’s Generosity #2: Generosity as Discipleship #3: Make a Choice (this sermon) Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Hey, do you remember back in about 7th, 8th grade, in the schoolyard, there would be a conversation that went something like this: Remember those kinds of dialogue? Some of those I wouldn’t even waste a dollar on today because I wouldn’t be able…

Oct 8: Generosity as Discipleship

  19th Sunday after Pentecost: Generosity as Discipleship (2/3) Other sermons in this series“Generosity: the Core of Creation” #1: The Story of God’s Generosity #2: Generosity as Discipleship (this sermon) #3: Make a Choice Scripture: Luke 5:15-20 I’d like to begin by acknowledging the fact that you are present in worship today because you don’t need convincing to be generous. My guess is that there are quite a few among us who suspect that the purpose of the annual stewardship…

Oct 1: The Story of God’s Generosity

  Other sermons in this series“Generosity: the Core of Creation” #1: The Story of God’s Generosity #2: Generosity as Discipleship #3: Make a Choice 18th Sunday after Pentecost: The Story of God’s Generosity (1/3) Scripture: portions of Genesis 1-4 Intro: The Bible is the story of God’s generosity. From Genesis to Revelation, God put his generous nature on full display. Every book of the Bible, each in its own way—some overt and some more subdued—reveals the generosity of the God…

Oct 30: It Takes a Village

  This sermon was delivered on our Consecration Sunday, when church members turned in their estimate of giving cards indicating their financial support for 2023. Scriptures: John 6:1-14 & Galtians 6:2 In 2007, researchers at The University of California-San Diego did a study on generosity. They called it “The Sharing Game.” Participants in this study didn’t have to do anything other than make a choice between two hypothetical options. Option #1: you could receive $7. Option #2: you could receive…

October 24: Restore (4/4)

  Sermon: Restore Other messages in this series: Sermon #1: “Remember” (Oct 3) Sermon #2: “Release” (Oct 10) Sermon #3: “Reimagine” (Oct. 17) Scriptures: Genesis 33:1-17; John 21:1-19 True or false: stewardship is all about money? Answer: False. The word itself—stewardship—means ‘taking care of something.’ By this definition, a steward is one who takes care of whatever it is they’re responsible for. But there’s a little more to it than that. And that’s because the core meaning of stewardship is…

October 17: Reimagine (3/4)

  Sermon: Reimagine Other messages in this series: Sermon #1: “Remember” (Oct 3) Sermon #2: “Release” (Oct 10) Sermon #4: “Restore” (Oct. 24) Scriptures: Leviticus 19:1-10; Mark 12:38-44 There’s a saying that goes, you don’t know what you don’t know. Caroline and I have been watching the PBS show, Poldark. It takes place in 18th century Cornwall, South West England. In a recent episode, the main protagonist, Captain Ross Poldark, leads a small band of men to rescue a dear…

October 10: Release (2/4)

  Sermon: Release Other messages in this series: Sermon #1: “Remember” (Oct 3) Sermon #3: “Reimagine” (Oct. 17) Sermon #4: “Restore” (Oct. 24) Scriptures: Deuteronomy 15:1-11; Matthew 19:16-22 Based on the information available online, the amount of student load debt outstanding in the United States is $1.73 trillion. Mostly likely, within a year or two, that’ll be $2 trillion. These days, the average indebtedness of students graduating from college is close to $39,000. That number jumps to $71,000 of debt…

October 3: Remember (1/4)

  Sermon: Remember Other messages in this series: Sermon #2: “Release” (Oct 10) Sermon #3: “Reimagine” (Oct. 17) Sermon #4: “Restore” (Oct. 24) Scriptures: Exodus 16:1-18; Luke 22:1-23 Pastor Drew offered the following introduction to this stewardship series during the time of welcoming and announcements: This morning we kick-off our fall stewardship campaign for the support of our ministries in 2022. The title of this year’s campaign is called “Our Money Story.” Thinking about life as a story is not…