Stewardship - Part 2 (2 of 2) by Fred Lowery
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Illus. Giving, Death:
Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist who made his living inventing dynamite and other explosive materials - which were bought by the major governments of the world and used to produce weapons. When Alfred Nobel's brother died - the newspaper accidentally printed Alfred's obituary instead. He was described as a man who became rich enabling other people to kill each other in unprecedented quantities. When someone sent to Alfred a copy of his own obituary - he read it with amazement and was so shaken by the assessment of his life that he resolved to use the fortune he had amassed to reward accomplishments that benefited humanity instead of destroying it. He established what we now know as the Nobel Peace Prize. Alfred Nobel had a rare opportunity to look at the assessment of his life at its end and still be alive to do something about it before it actually happened. I wonder what we would do, if we could get a picture of our life at the end and still be alive to do something about it.
You can't go back and make a BRAND NEW START but anyone can make a BRAND NEW END
Used to dread preaching on money, but this time I've done it with excitement. Here is where we fight the major battle of our priorities. Here is where we grow spiritually. This is where we find ADVENTURE and fulfillment. We are partners with God financing and carrying out His work on this earth.
What we do with our money is what we believe in. Believe in education, put some money there. Believe in have a roof over your head, put some money there. The Lord said, "Where your treasure is there will your heart be also. I can tell you what you love if you will show me your CHECKBOOK AND YOUR CALENDAR!
Greatest thing I can do for you as your pastor, apart from leading you to a saving faith in Christ, is to teach you that if you get involved with God in stewardship and you become faithful in regular, s ...
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