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					                                   Saturday
                                        9/19                                                    AB
 Following God in Finances
 Financial stewardship is based on the belief that
 God is the true and ultimate owner of each person’s
                                                                      he Word
 possessions, and that each one is accountable to God
 for the acceptable care and use of those possessions.   God’s Word for God’s People
• Two Masters – Matthew 6:24                              In the beginning was the Word and the Word was
                                                          with God and the Word was God.
• Deny Self and Follow Me – Matthew 16:24-26                                                          John 1: 1

• Don’t Worry About Life – Luke 12:22-34                                                          Monday
                                                         Stewardship                                      9/14
• Much Given, Much Required – Luke 12:48
                                                         A biblical world view of stewardship can be
                                                         consciously defined as: “Utilizing and managing all
                                   Sunday                resources God provides for the glory of God and
                                                         the betterment of His creation.” * The central
                                       9/20              essence of biblical world view stewardship is
 The Good Steward                                        managing everything God brings into the believer’s
                                                         life in a manner that honors God and impacts
 • The Hidden Treasure – Matthew 13:44                   eternity. Stewardship begins and ends with the
                                                         understanding of God's ownership of all. *(Charles
 • The Valuable Pearl – Matthew 13:45-46                 Bugg, “Stewardship” in Holman Bible Dictionary [Holman;
                                                         Tennessee,1991],1303-1304)

 • The Lowest Seat at the Feast – Luke 14:7-14           Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure,
                                                         pressed down, shaken together, running over,
 • The Sheep and the Goats – Matthew 25:31-46            will be put into your lap; for the measure you give
                                                         will be the measure you get back. (Luke 6:38)
 • The Wise and Foolish Builders – Luke 6:46-49
                                                         The Word is a publication of Market Street Presbyterian
                                                         Church – 1100 West Market Street, Lima, Ohio
                                                         419-229-9040 www.mspclima.org
                                     Tuesday                                                Thursday
                                           9/15                                                      9/17

Returning the first portion                                   Money and Possessions
Once God’s people realized that everything belonged           We have what we have only for a short time.
to God and that God was sharing it with them and              Don’t let your possessions possess you.
giving it to them to use, they were grateful. This
gratitude was expressed by giving back the best to
God. The sacrifice of unblemished animals and first           • The Rich Fool – Luke 12:13-34
fruits giving were acknowledgements of God’s
Lordship and God’s care for creation.

The first fruits of your grain, your wine, and your oil,
as well as the first fleece of your sheep, you shall
give him. (Deuteronomy 18:4)
                                                                                                  Friday
                                                                                                     9/18
                                   Wednesday
                                                               Gratitude
                                            9/16
How much to give                                              What we do with what we have is a witness to
                                                              God’s generosity.
The tithe or ten percent was the standard for offerings
specified in Jewish Law beginning with the Law of
Moses under the covenant God made with him.                   • The Workers in the Vineyard – Matthew 20:1-16
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may
                                                              • The Pharisee and the Tax Collector – Luke 18:9-14
be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says
the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of
heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing           • Woman Anointing Jesus – Luke 7:36-49
blessing. (Malachi 3:10)

				
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