The Importance of Stewardship to the Individual

Cor. 1 4:2 1. A right appreciation of the word Stewardship. God owns all things, we use them, or possess them temporarily. 2. Accepted Stewardship will: a. Save us from vanity, dishonesty, covetousness. b. It will mean the difference between stagnation and vitalization. c. It will make one feel at partnership with God in his Kingdom work. (Stewardship is applied Christianity). 3. Stewardship measures ones love. a. Love is measured by its sacrifice. b. Stewardship will strengthen ones love. 4. “I seek not yours, but you.” Cor. 2 12:14. The main spring of stewardship is the hole man given in loving service to our Lord Jesus...

Savings from Evangelism Conference

1. Our present world minimizes sin and humanizes Jesus. 2. Our faith is being destroyed by Materialism. 3. We are facing malnutrition of our spiritual life. 4. 27,000,000 High School young people are spiritual illiterates. 5. 80% of our High School young people have no church affiliation. 6. 90,000,000 college students sleep in on Sunday morning. 7. “You can almost pick out the Baptist Church by the cigarettes on the walk outside.” Dr. Lee. 8. “Hell is God’s sewer system.” 9. We are too often a ripple when we could be a tide. 10. We must preach by life as well as lip. No one can preach cream and live skimmed milk. 11. God will use any vessel as long as it’s clean. 12. No Christian ought to have a habit they couldn’t...

Time and Talent

Psalm 90:10-12 I: Jesus told a story of talents. 1. Giving to his own. 2. Each according to ability. 3. Each had to give an account. 4. The difference was in the way they used their time and talents. II: Time must be considered. 1. Time can’t be stored up, bought back, or hurried up, or slowed down. 2. Time moves in 1 direction, toward eternity. 3. Time is the same to all! a. “Ask someone else who has more time!” b. “The difference quite often is how we use or misuse our time.” c. “The noiseless foot of time steals swiftly by, and era we dream of manhood, age is nigh!” 4. To get the most of our time we must seek Gods will. 5. Proper budgeting of ones life will find time for service to God. God will hold us responsible for...

The Cross before the Crown

Timothy 2 2:1-10 “And if a man contend in the games, he isn’t crowned except he contend lawfully.” “If we suffer with him, we shall reign with him.” “If any man will be my Disciple, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” I: Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 1. The Roman soldier endured for Rome. 2. He left home and business. 3. He became acquainted with danger. 4. Lonliness and separation was often his. 5. Timothy called to be a soldier for Jesus. II: “Strive Lawfully!” 1. Like a Greek Athelete. 2. Olympic games, every 4 yrs. 776 B.C. – 394 A.D. 3. Rules of the Olympic games. a. Open to all classes of competition. b. Of pure Greek descent. c. 10 solid months of...

Stewards of the Good News

Corinthians 2 5:14-21, John 3:16, and Peter 1 4:10 Bad news becomes a burden and good news makes one to rejoice. I: The Greatest News of All Times: “Adam where art thou?” 1. “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” Jeremiah 31:3. 2. “Greater love hath no man…” John 15:13. 3. “Love of Christ passeth knowledge.” Ephesians 3:19. 4. “Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth…” Romans 8:38-39. 5. “For God so loved.” II: News that can never make us blush for shame. 1. Paul before Ephesus, Athens, Phillipia, and Rome. 2. It is the greatest of all gifts. 3. It is a gift to those that loved him...