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AUTHOR: NAD Stewardship

There are two “tools” that provide the foundations for our faith: The Bible and Prayer. We are stewards of both of these. The Bible is our tool for sharing our faith. Without the Bible there would be no faith, no basis for our beliefs. The Bible was written as men were moved by the Holy Spirit and we depend on the same Spirit to reveal truth to us. 2 Peter 1:20-21(NASB95) says:

“But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”

And then this in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB95):

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

Appeal: God has given us the tools to train and equip us for service. Our church exists to proclaim the truth as it is in Jesus. Today our offering will help support the ministries of our church. Let’s pray.

Prayer: Our Father, thank you for the gift of Scripture. Help us to use our Bibles, to know truth for ourselves and to be able to articulate it effectively through the blessing of Your Holy Spirit. We give you this offering and only ask for you to bless it in a way that will lead us to a closer relationship with you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Originally prepared for October 1, 2011