Stewards in the House of God

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7 August, 2022Pastor Andrew Brook

Did you know that the word ‘economics’ comes from the Greek word for steward? A steward was a person appointed by the owner to manage their household. This meant looking after property, staff and the wellbeing of the household. God created human beings to be stewards of God’s creation. He called us to “be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it,” but we thumbed our noses at God and wanted to run the whole show. Look at the mess we’ve made. However, But God sent Jesus as the faithful steward over God’s house. Jesus loses his life to save us, he recreates us in his image and he calls us serve his Father as faithful stewards of God’s grace. This is our privileged calling. 

Luke 12:32-40 32 ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 35 ‘Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will make them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. 38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or towards daybreak. 39 But understand this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.’ 

Luke 12:32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom."

  • What do you think of when you hear the word economics?
  • What's your reaction to the word stewardship? Is it positive or negative?
  • What difference does it make to your life to see yourself as God's steward?

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