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Series: It Started With A Seed
Introduction: It all started with a seed. Everything starts with a seed, but a seed not planted is a seed wasted. It is potential locked up because seeds only go to work if planted. Inside of every seed is the fierce force of life waiting to be unleashed into a mighty miracle. We will build our faith together to believe in the mystery of a seed, the seeds God will give us and the seeds we will plant. Henry David Thoreau said, "I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed, and I am prepared to expect wonders…" Genesis 8:22 declares, "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease." Zechariah 8:12 says, "For the seed shall be prosperous, the vine shall give its fruit, the ground shall give their dew - I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these."
I. STEWARDSHIP LIFESTYLE
A. STEWARDSHIP LIFESTYLE
A steward is a guardian of the interests of another. The steward owns nothing, but is careful to guard, protect and increase the property of the one whom he serves. We are stewards of time, strength, ability as well as our money. (Luke 16:1-13)
1. "Stewardship is an act of worship, thus we should recognize that God is the owner of all things and all we do should be done by keeping His objectives, best interests and glorification in mind."
2. J.L. Kraft, head of the Kraft Cheese Corporation, gave approximately 25% of his enormous income to Christian causes for many years, said, "The only investment I ever made which has paid consistently increasing dividends is the money I have given to the Lord."
3. A mother wanted to teach her daughter a lesson. She gave the little girl a quarter and a dollar for church "Put whichever one you want in the collection plate and keep the other for yourself," she told the girl. When they were coming out of church, the mother asked her daugh ...
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