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Stewardship Corner

Top Five Stewardship Verses…


# 5: Luke 19:1-10

"So money does grow on trees"


Stewardship is, first and foremost, about relationships. Zacchaeus' relationship with his possessions, and by consequence his relationship with others, is affected by Jesus' initiation of a relationship with him. Through our relationship with Jesus we are changed; our relationship with Jesus ignites within us a desire to use our possessions responsibly to meet the needs of others.


# 4: Luke 21:1-4 (Mark 12:41-44)

"Two coins makes all the difference"


Jesus commends the widow for giving all that she had to live on. As stewards we are called to give our whole life—time, talent and treasure—to God. We are also called to create sustainable systems of giving so that the rich do not prosper at the expense of the poor. Stewardship is for everyone, the rich and the poor.


# 3: Matthew 6:21 (Luke 12:34)

“Burying your treasure in the clouds”


Where you put your money takes your heart with it. “The point isn't that how we spend our money reveals what sort of people we are, but that how we spend money determines what sort of people we become.” (Giving to God, Mark Allan Powell, Robert and Phyllis Leatherman professor of New

Testament, Trinity Lutheran Seminary)


# 2: Luke 10:25-37

“Yes, your neighbor includes that random naked guy”


The parable of the Good Samaritan reminds us that we, as stewards of God's world, are called to care for all creation, including our neighbors. Good stewards recklessly give of themselves to their neighbor and in doing so model God's love for all creation.


# 1: Matthew 25:13-40

“Where have you been hiding your money lately?”


The parable of the ten talents emphasizes that we are all stewards, no matter how little or how much God has entrusted us with. As stewards, how we spend, save and share our money matters to God.

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