by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 6 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: The Stewardship Mentality
Series: Stewardship
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 4:1-5

The words "economy" and "economic" are commonplace. They come from the Greek words "oikonomia" or "oikonomos" meaning respectively "stewardship" and "steward." These words are important words in the New Testament and therefore for the Christian.

I. The Meaning of "Stewardship."

A. "Oikos"-"house." Matthew 2:11

B. Vikodespotes"-"owner of the house." Luke 12:39

C. Vikios"-"immediate family." 1 Timothy 5:8

D. Viketes"-"servants." Acts 10:7

E. Vikonomos"-"manager." Luke 16:1
"In charge of servants." Luke 12:42

"Foreman pay the wages." Matthew 20:8

"Trustee." Galatians 4:2

"Palace administrator." 2 Kings 18:18, 37; Isaiah 22:19


Part 2: The Stewardship of Ministry
Series: Stewardship
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 4:10

As we have seen stewardship relates to the whole of life. This obviously includes life in the community of believers-the Church. What God expects of us and how He provides for us in this context is the subject of our study.

I. Stewardship and Grace.

A. We are recipients of grace.
1. Grace in abundance. 1:2, See 2 Corinthians 9:8

2. Grace in salvation. 1:10, See 2 Corinthians 8:9

3. Grace in future. 1:13, See 3:7

B. We are responders to grace.
1. We see ourselves as servants. See John 13:16; Matthew 20:28
a. Attitude.

b. Action.

2. We see ourselves as stewards.
a. Prayerful. v. 7

b. Loving. v. 8

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