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AUTHOR: NAD Stewardship
―Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God‘s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God‘s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.‖ Romans 12:1–2 (NIV)
The call of God upon faithful stewards is a call to 100% service. The problem with many Christians today is that they think they can give God part of their life and that will be sufficient. Our Scripture text calls us to offer our entire bodies, that is mind, body, and spirit to the service of Christ. That is all that is acceptable. To hold back any corner of your life is to have a separation between you and Christ.
"The principle laid down by Christ is that our offerings to God should be in proportion to the light and privileges enjoyed." PP528. Let‘s consider our privileges: (1) Our light and privileges are greater than any other people that have ever lived on earth. (2) We have the last message of warning to the world. Rev. 14:6; (3) There is no other message to follow. Matt. 24:14; (4) If we cannot be faithful in the small things, how shall we assume greater responsibilities? How shall we finish the work?
Our only need is the fullness of Christ in our lives.
Appeal: Our offering today is for our Conference and their work to call people everywhere to faithfulness.