“The breadth and depth of stewardship theology leads us to appeal to one another to discover lives of meaning and purpose,” begins this insightful resource from the ELCA. Great reading! (Photo: Smirnova Ksenia, Creative Commons)
We know that generosity is a key to biblical stewardship, but what does the Bible say about the opposite — being stingy? Quite a bit, actually. Biblereasons explores. Supplement your study with this article about the psychology of stinginess.
Here is a resource you can really dig into from the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. The 66-page booklet offers study materials as well as resources for worship and prayer. (Photo © Alfredo Muller – Fotolia.com)
You don’t have to be a Wall Street tycoon or a CEO to feel the lure and power of greed, especially in North America. In our consumer culture all of us are pray to greed’s destructive influence. This Bible study from Crosswalk.com helps you unpack it. (Photo © f9photos – Fotolia.com)
Stewardship campaigns love to quote Paul in 2 Corinthians 9:7, that “God loves a cheerful giver.” You see it on stickers and posters and refrigerator magnets. It may sound cheesy on the surface, but the phrase has some profound implications for Christian stewards. From Biblestudytools.com.
Since Jesus told us, “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed,” it might be a good idea for steward/disciples to learn just what kinds of greed there is in the world. This resource from Tithe.ly provides a good survey of Bible verses that explore the depth and dangers of greed.
The bumper sticker reads, “You’re never too young, too thin or too rich.” That’s not what the Scripture says. This Bible study looks at what God tells us is enough. From Abiding Love Lutheran Church, Cape Coral, Fla. (Photo: OER Training, Creative Commons)
Perfect for self-study or small-group exploration, this article from Crosswalk.com gives a handy overview of Scripture references about money and wealth. It draws practical guidance for a walk of faith. (Photo: John Guccione, Pexels)
What does stewardship look like in daily life? Unfortunately, many Christians today only associate the idea of stewardship with sermons they have heard about church budgets and building programs. The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics lists four core principles.
The biblical view of stewardship applies to every Christian and every area of life. This eight-session Bible study offered by Evangelical Covenant Church attempts to broaden and deepen our understanding of this important topic so that we may grow as disciples.