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You Get Out Of It What You Put Into It (3 of 4)
Series: It All Belongs To Him
INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning and be finding your place at Matthew chapter 6 if you will. We are in a simple series of sermons on stewardship that we have entitled, "It All Belongs To Him."
If you are new with us this morning or perhaps you haven't been here in a couple of weeks, let me take just a minute to bring you up to speed on where we are in this series. What we are doing in this study is looking at our role as stewards of the grace, gifts and goods of God. In our first study we looked at the steward's reception and we saw that everything that we have and everything that we hold belongs to God. The Psalmist said, "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein." Everything that we possess has been given to us by a good God. Our health, our wealth, our family and our finances really belong to God. We are simply stewards of the Lord's provision.
That being the case, we looked next at the steward's responsibility. And we saw what we must do as managers of the Lord's materials if we are going to be a good, or a just, steward. What must we do? We must use our time and our talents wisely. We must give our tithe and treasure gladly. And then we must share our testimony and the truth regularly.
That leads us to the third aspect of a good steward and that's the steward's return. You see, you've received, you've been responsible and now you're returning it to the master. And what we're going to be looking at this morning is how to invest in eternity. And I want to make a statement and I want you to listen really close to what I'm about to say because this statement isn't just true about life, it's true about death. This statement isn't just true about work, it's true about church. This statement isn't just true about finances, it's true about your family. Here ...
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