Stewards Of The Feast Of Life

All these will I bestow on You if you prostrate Yourself in homage before me

Matthew 4:8
Matthew 4:1-11

Sermon Week/Year

First Sunday of Lent,

Sermon Topic


A man named John Pettigrew was one of the volunteer workers in the highly organized Stewardship Campaign of a large midwestern Church. Being a highly disciplined person, John Pettigrew meticulously carried out his responsibility. He visited each family that had been assigned to him, without exception, calling back several times if necessary if no one was at home. He filled out with precision the record cards he had been given. He presented the Church’s case for the need for loyal support with vigor and enthusiasm. His very last call was to an elderly woman who listened to his pitch for a while but then became very angry. She said to him, “John Pettigrew, I knew your grandfather, I knew your father and now you come along. You Pettigrews are all alike. I’ve despised you for years and if you don’t leave this house I’m going to break this broom over your head.” He made a hasty retreat to his car, pulled out the report card…

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