Sunday October 10, 2021

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Mark 10:17-31

Stewardship in the Gospel
Jesus teaches about money; how it is an indicator or where our heart is focused. The rich man was so focused on his money that he couldn't give it up - not even to come into a life connected to Jesus. He forgot that the money belonged to God, not him.

Stewardship in our community
The middle class in the USA is wealthier than about 90% of the rest of the world. Even our poor are wealthier than 56% of the rest of the world. How is that wealth dealt with in our community? Generally, it is held onto tightly - from all three soci0-economic classes!

Stewardship in practice
We have a responsibility to recognize our wealth comes from God - period. God doesn't want us giving everything away, but God calls us to give at least 10% to God's work. How can you feed the poor, clothe the naked, heal the sick, free the oppressed? Start by being involved in how your church spends its money. Just keep church doors open is not God's work - feeding, clothing, and healing is God's work. Get to it!

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