Abiding and Abounding, Session 4

Session 4 Notes – Stewardship and Service

Stewardship

Of Time

Ephesians 5:15-16 (NASB)

“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”

 At the heart of a disciplined spiritual life is the disciplined use of time.

 Of Treasures

1 Corinthians 16:1-4

  • Giving should be _______________.
  • Giving should be ___________________, not sporadic.
  • Giving should be a priority.
  • Giving should be _____________________.
  • Giving is a part of local church worship.

2 Corinthians 8–9

  • Giving should be generous and _________________.
  • Giving should be viewed as a privileged response to grace.
  • Giving should be engaged in with eagerness.
  • Giving is really about the ____________.
  • Giving should be administered by the church (which should be above reproach in its handling).
  • Giving should be _________________ in one’s heart.
  • Giving should be done ______________________.
  • Giving should be done with trust in God’s provision.
  • Giving’s goal should be glory and thanks to God.

1 Timothy 5:3-8

  • Giving starts with care for your own ________________. (See also 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13.)

 Service

Romans 12:1-8

  • Service is worship.

Ephesians 4:11-13

  • Service is often ________ ________ (see esp. v. 12).

1 Corinthians 12–14

  • Service should be based upon spiritual gifts.
  • Service should be ___________________ by love.
  • Service is to be done for the good and growth of the whole church.
  • In essence, no area of service or giftedness is more important than any other.

1 Peter 4:10-11

  • Service is a stewardship of God’s grace.
  • Every believer receives a spiritual gift; therefore, _____________ is to serve in some way (see also Hebrews 9:14).
  • Service should be rendered as unto the Lord, not unto people.
  • Service should make much of God and of Christ.

 ANSWERS

The following answers appear in order of the blanks in the notes above.

 

regular
systematic
proportional
sacrificial
heart
purposed
cheerfully
family
hard work
motivated
everyone

 

Advertisements

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s