The Unrighteous StewardLuke 16:1-13
The Gospel of Luke Part III - The Teaching of Jesus
J. Josh Smith
November 1, 2015
One of the qualities that make the body of Christ such a beautiful thing is its diversity. Consider the diversity of our church. Not only are we diverse ethnically and generationally, but we are made up of people who come from all different walks of life. I can’t help but to think about the experiences, talents, and gifts represented in our church family. Imagine everything a church our size could do if every member lived as faithful stewards—if we all were thoughtful and clever in using all God has given each of us for the kingdom. Imagine the impact we could make, not just in Valley Ranch but in all of DFW!
Remember what we always say: Every member of our church is essential in fulfilling the assignments God has given our body. There are no insignificant members. If God has led you to MacArthur Boulevard., then you possess resources (e.g. talents, experiences, influence, relationships, opportunities, spiritual gifts, time, material resources, etc.) that we need to do what God has called us to do. The faithfulness of our church in the assignments God has given us will depend upon the faithfulness of every individual member. Let’s use the diversity of gifts and resources God has assembled in our church to advance His kingdom deeper and broader. When all the people of Christ, filled with the Spirit of Christ, faithfully steward all the gifts of Christ, the gates of hell cannot stop them! We must be a shrewd people; we must be faithful stewards. Those who are faithful with all they have will receive all that God has for them. Be faithful.
Faithfulness, Servanthood, Stewardship