Stewardship

Stewardship

Several years ago, a cartoon was published which depicted two men marooned on a desert island. One of them is standing at the water’s edge looking extremely distraught and worried, the other man is sitting back against a palm tree, looking perfectly relaxed. “Don’t worry,” he says, “I know we’ll be found soon. My Church …

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A newly married preacher and his wife struggled to make ends meet as they began their new life together. The preacher was frequently called upon to speak at small rural Churches. One Sunday, he and his new wife drove 30 miles to a service. Afterward a Church member met them at the door with an …

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A small midwestern community depended on the large manufacturing plant in town as its primary source of employment. The community was devastated when the plant was forced to cease operations. One Sunday, a local Pastor sympathetic to the needs of his out work parishioners, announced that he was going to do something he had never …

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A minister told the organist how the morning service was to to be conducted. Then he explained, “After my sermon, I’m going to ask those members who are willing to give $25 or more for new choir robes to stand. “He paused, then said, “It may take a few minutes for people to make up …

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A mother in Arizona tried to teach her daughter the meaning of “proportionate giving”. She took ten pennies from her daughter’s bank and laid them in a row. The mother said, “There are your ten pennies.” Then she ten put one penny aside and said, “This is for God.” The young girl looked at the …

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Henry Ford gave away millions of dollars. But he always tried to avoid solicitation for gifts to schools because he felt that money given to schools was frequently mishandled by well-meaning, non-businesslike people. Although she was aware of Ford’s refusal to give to schools, Miss Martha Berry of the Martha Berry School in Georgia, nevertheless …

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A mother in Arizona tried to teach her daughter the meaning of “proportionate giving”. She took ten pennies from her daughter’s bank and laid them in a row. The mother said, “There are your ten pennies.” Then she put one penny aside and said, “This is for God.” The young girl looked at the nine …

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Commitment | Consecration | Heaven | Obedience | Reward | Service | Stewardship

A PLAN DEFICIENT FOR THE PRESENT I found these two interesting quotes from the life of Barbara Jordan, prominent Black Congresswoman from the South, nationally known through her powerful keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in the 70’s: I do not recall joy related to my experience of these years at church [as a …

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THE THREE THIEVES Zig Ziglar, well-known motivational speaker tells the following story of three thieves: I’d like to introduce you to three thieves that I know. The first thief is a man named Emanuel Nenger. The year is 1887. The scene is a small neighborhood grocery store. A middle-aged gentleman is in the store buying …

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MEASURE OF GIVING By the gates of the treasury still he sits. And watches the gifts we bring. And he measures the gold that we give to Him By the gold to which we cling. F. C. Wellman.

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EVERY PART MATTERS The poet and musician Sidney Lanier was a flutist of extraordinary skill and played in the Symphony Orchestra of Baltimore. One day as the orchestra was rehearsing and the symphony was building up under the baton of the conductor to the grand crescendo with drums, clappers, horns, trumpets and at a full …

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