What is the Biblical Basis for Stewardship?

1. The Biblical Concept on Stewardship

Download printable version complete
with Scripture reference >

  1. GOD OWNS EVERYTHING BY VIRTUE OF HIS BEING
    THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE
    .
    A. God’s Ownership
    B. Scriptural Support
  2. GOD OWNS ALL CHRISTIANS BY VIRTUE OF OUR OWN
    REDEMPTION BY HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.

    A. You Have Been Redeemed
    B. You Are Now God’s Property
  3. YOU, THEREFORE, OWN NOTHING. YOU ARE CALLED BY GOD TO
    SIMPLY BE A STEWARD TO CARRY OUT HIS WILL FOR HIS PROPERTY.
    A. Meaning of “Steward”
    B. Stewardship Question
    C. Scriptural Teaching and Examples

    1. Physical Stewards
      A. We are managers of the body God
      has given to us.
      B. We are managers of the time God
      has given us.
      C. We are managers of the possessions
      God has given us.
    2. Spiritual Stewards
      A. Gospel
      B. God’s grace
      C. Elders of the flock (church)

2. The Biblical Basis for Possessions and Giving

Download printable version complete
with Scripture reference >

  1. Accumulating Possessions
    (You must have…)
    A.Quality Character1. Righteousness
    2. Wisdom
    3. Humility
    4. Understanding
    5. Knowledge
    6. Honesty
    7. Pure Motives
    8. Good ReputationB. Quality Character
    1. Show Patience
    2. Exercise Diligence vs. Being a Sluggard
    3. Make Plans
    4. Seek Counsel
    5. Show Shrewdness
    6. Utilize Faith
    7. Strive for Quality
    8. Desire GreatnessC. Quality Relationships
    1. Employer/Employee
    2. Partnerships
    3. Friendships
  2. Investing Possessions
  3. Hiding Possessions
  4. Giving Possessions
  5. Transfering Possessions
    A. Inheritances
    B. Wisdom
  6. Enjoying Possessions
  7. Dangers of PossessionsA. False Image of Them
    B. False Security in Them
    C. Futility of Them
    D. Immediate Gratification vs. Deferred
    E. Gratification
    F. Loving Them
    G. Hoarding Them
    H. Damage Done in Pursuing Them
  8. Contentment with Possessions
  9. Borrowing for/Lending Possessions
  10. Paying taxes on PossessionsA. If You Owe Them, Pay Them
    B. But Only IF You Owe Them