"God's Willingness to Bless Us: Excerpts from Nov. 24, 2014 sermon" - Bishop Alfred Jackson
An excerpt from Sunday's Sermon:
Stewardship has a great benefit to the owner but also has a greater benefit to the steward. Get this, the owner already has or you would not be put in charge of what belong to Him. The steward is the one who doesn’t have and has to yield him/herself to the owner to serve as his steward. God has; we don’t. What we think we have actually belongs to Him. We are His stewards. Consequently, stewardship has to be about us and God’s willingness to bless us because not only is the faithful steward elevated, he/she also shares in the master's wealth (Matt.25:21,23). Faithful, wise stewardship is the way into the real blessings of God.
Now, a point worth considering and being mindful of: If we mismanage God’s stuff, He is not going to suffer. He can create more; however we are the ones who suffer. We lose our trusted position. We lose the benefits of that trusted position and we find ourselves in a position where we have to fend for ourselves.
And, according to the scripture, "The unfaithful, wicked steward was thrown into outer darkness where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth" (Matthew 25:29-20)
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