The 4 T’s of Stewardship

“The Four “T’s” of Stewardship”

1 Cor. 4:2 – KJV

Luke 12:42-44 – KJV

Luke 16:10 – KJV

*The Biblical concept of stewardship is foreign to most professing Christians today

Steward: One who manages the affairs and assets of another. (Power of attorney)

The Four “T’s” of Stewardship:

Time

Psm. 39:4-5 – NIV

Eph. 5:15-17 – NIV

James 4:14 – KJV

Talents

*Talents are God given skills, giftings and abilities (Given before birth)

Five Truths about God given talents:

  1. They are entrusted to us by God
  2. They are owned by God
  3. The greater the talents the greater the responsibility
  4. We have a responsibility to use and develop the talents God gives
  5. There will be a day of reckoning (judgment) for how we use them

1 Pet. 4:10-11 – NIV

Treasure

Luke 16:10-13 – NIV

*A Christian’s attitude towards money is a reflection of their relationship with God

1 Tim. 6:9-10 – NIV

  1. Five Truths about the stewardship of Treasure:
  2. Acknowledge God’s ownership of your treasure by “tithing” (First 10%)
  3. Know where your money goes (Live on a Budget)
  4. Be cautious with debt (Avoid borrowing for depreciating assets)
  5. Save and invest wisely (Avoid get rich quick schemes)
  6. Learn to be a giver
  7. Temple

1 Cor. 6:19-20 – KJV

Psalm 139:13-14 – NIV

*It is a mistake to the think that God only cares about our “inner man”

Six comparisons between our body and the temple:

  1. Both were built
  2. Both are owned by God
  3. Both are dedicated to God
  4. Both require maintenance
  5. Both can be desecrated
  6. Both can be rebuilt

*God expects you to work with what you have!

Five steps to jumpstart your health:

  1. Minimize sodas, sweets, and processed foods
  2. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy (Or will do!)
  3. Realize health is a lifestyle not a fad
  4. Set goals and measure progress

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*Being a good steward in the “4 T’s” will reflect the Lordship of Christ in all we do!