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AUTHOR: NAD Stewardship
―‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,‘ says the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:8
What is a steward? A steward is one who has been entrusted with certain things by a superior – is responsible for these things, and will be held accountable for them. A simplified definition is: God-centered living.
That is to say every corner of life is committed to the service and ministry on behalf of Jesus Christ, the Master. Listen to this:
"A steward identifies himself with his master. His master's interests become his. He has accepted the responsibilities of a steward and he must act in the master's stead, doing as the master would do if he were presiding over his own goods. The position is one of dignity, in that his master trusts him. . . . Every Christian is a steward of God, entrusted with His goods …" That I May Know Him, p. 220.
Christian stewardship is not limited, it includes everything in life: your body, your mind, your eyes (the things you read and see); your beating heart; your spouse; your children; your abilities, talents, and spiritual gifts; your time; the people in your life; your money and possessions; the Bible; the Holy Spirit; our church; Prayer and the list goes on to include every gift of God.
Appeal: Today the offering is for some selective ministries of our Conference another entity of which we are stewards.