8th Sunday after Pentecost – Luke 12:13-21
Stewardship Moment from Pastor William
Stewardship in the Gospel
In this parable of the rich man, Jesus teaches that placing one’s trust in the wrong things leads to death, not life. Jesus longs for us to trust God so that we experience a full and worthwhile life in this time and place. That life comes about only by trusting God.
Stewardship in our community
When we place our trust in wealth, we panic and worry when the stock market is volatile. When we place our trust in government, we become angry and resentful when we don’t get what we want. When we place our trust in our own abilities, we get depressed and bad-tempered when things don’t go our way.
Stewardship in practice
Jesus teaches that it is God’s good pleasure to provide everything we need. There is more than enough of everything that all might have an abundant life. Resources are not a net sum game. When we learn to trust God, we release control and begin to really live. What can you release to God’s care so that you can begin to really live?