Sermon No: 261-Giving
SERMON TOPIC: Giving, Tithing and Stewardship
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 12 July 2009
Topic Groups: STEWARDSHIP, FINANCES, TITHING
Sermon synopsis: Stewardship pertains to all areas of our lives: money, resources, talents & ministry.
Stewardship is personal responsibility for taking care of another person’s property or financial affairs.
Herein lies the fundamental principle of biblical stewardship. We own nothing. God owns everything; we are simply managers. The Bible says, “You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.” (Deuteronomy 8:17-18)
Financial stewardship is based on the belief that God is the true owner of each person’s possessions, and that one is accountable to God for the acceptable care and use of those possessions.