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Stewards of our Talents (2 of 4)
Romans 12: 3-8
Last week we talked about the Stewardship of our TIME...said that there are many misconceptions about stewardship...most of them being that stewardship is only about Money.
But Remember our Definition of Stewardship:
Do all you can to. To do all God wants you to do, with all God has given you to do it with. All for the Glory of God.
Today...I want to look at the STEWARDSHIP OF OUR TALENTS.
IMAGINE: How would you feel as a parent on Christmas day. You set presents at your children's feet, expecting and hoping that they would be excited...as you watch you see that they look at them, (Unenthused), do not open them, go upstairs, put them in the closet and to not touch them again. Their friends come over and ask them, What did you get for Christmas? They say nothing! No gifts!
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL??? (Angry, disappointed )
Now...How do you think God feels when he has gifted each and every believer in a unique way...but we as Christians never unwrap, examine, find out our gifts, Never say Thank you… just walk away moaning and groaning in the church on how we didn't get any gifts or talents from God???
Romans 12 talks about 7 gifts, but I want to encourage you today to find out what your gifts are...and be a good steward of them.
If we are going to be good stewards of our gifts and talents….
We need to ...
1) UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF WHO WE ARE.
V.) 4 - 6) For we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them:
Many Christians never understand how truly important we are to God. (John 3:16)
A) MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
Gen. 1:26 - let us make man in Our image
(We are the only creations that God place this type of valu ...
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