15th Sunday after Pentecost – Luke 16:1-13
Stewardship Moment from Pastor William
Stewardship in the Gospel
Jesus points out that we can be faithful to only one thing or person at a time. But, we are constantly challenged to rearrange our priorities of importance. Jesus is fully devoted to us, giving his life for us. What he wants in return is for us to be devoted to him. Period.
Stewardship in our community
Jobs, family, friends, clubs, and even church all clamor for our attention, claiming to give us the life we need if we just commit to them. Hanging our hopes on other things and people is foolishness, they will let us down. God, on the other hand is a different story. God is devoted to us; to our well-being and our vitality. That’s the difference between gods and our God.
Stewardship in practice
When we choose God as most important in our life, it positively impacts all else about which we care because we view those things and people through the lens of God’s love. God doesn’t want us to neglect other things and people, actually quite the opposite. God wants us to care for everything and everyone as though they are important to God – because they are!