Stewardship is the call of the Christian life. We are stewards over what God has entrusted to us and being the “owner of the cattle on a thousand hills,” we simply cannot out-give the generosity of God. In 2 Corinthians chapter 9, the Apostle Paul is bragging on the generosity of the believers in Corinth. They have risen to the occasion of helping out the struggling church in Jerusalem and have pledged a very generous gift. In this passage, we…
In this sermon, Father Marc looks at the parable of the wedding of the King’s Son from the perspective of stewardship. In stead of honoring the king for living under his protection, his blessings, his city and land, the people rejected the King and his Son, even killing the messengers. Gratitude should have been their attitude! In reality the King owns it all.
In the final part of the series on stewardship, Fr. Marc brings us a timely message on thankfulness. Examining the three festivals in Exodus 23:14-19, he shows us the importance of remembering God in times of blessing and always giving Him our best.
In part 3 of the series, Fr. Marc reminds us that God blesses us so that we can be a blessing to others. We are commanded to share what God gives us with those in need, following the words of Jesus, “freely you have received, freely give.”
Father Mark challenges us to walk in faith, trust, and obedience. These are keys to cultivating abundance in our lives. He compares this to a farmer cultivating a field for harvest. We need to till and fertilize the soil of our hearts to prepare for the Lord. God has a harvest waiting, but we need to overcome our fears and do the work of the harvest, putting the Lord first.
As he begins a series on stewardship, Fr. Marc encourages us to develop a Christian work ethic. Quoting Colossians, he reminds us that we should do everything with all our heart, as if we were working for and serving the Lord Himself. Having a right attitude about our work can also bring a renewed sense of joy and fulfillment to our lives.