Abiding and Abounding, Session 4

Session 4 Notes – Stewardship and Service


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.)


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.


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


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