6th Sunday of Easter – John 14:15-21
Stewardship Moment from Pastor William
Stewardship in the Gospel
Jesus told us about the two most important commandments (Matthew 22:37-39), and gave us a new one (John 13:34). All three are about love – loving God, loving one another, and loving as Jesus first loved us. That last one is the epitome of stewardship; recognizing that love comes from God and is to be cared for accordingly.
Stewardship in our community
What might our community look like if we actually loved one another as Jesus first loved us? You see, he loved us even though we are not worthy, and he loved us in a sacrificial way. Love that costs us something, love that is given without concern of being merited, and love that serves to lift up others would do wonders to improve community.
Stewardship in practice
Last week we were asked to find a way to express God’s love to someone who frustrates us. How did you do at that? Maybe, this week we can double down and really try to love someone who frustrates us. And, if you did well at it, do it again. There can’t be too much of this kind of love.