October 6-27, 2013
Stewardship Sermon Series
Name It, Claim It, Proclaim It, Maintain It
In becoming a good steward, you must first unashamedly name it (acknowledge, confess and declare), that “Jesus is Lord.” Then you must claim it, not lukewarmly and just with your mouth, but with your generosity and good works so that, “They’ll know we are Christians by our demonstrations of love.”
After naming it and claiming it, you must “go into all the world” and proclaim it, proclaiming and testifying to God’s kingdom you are building and to “Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.”
Lastly, once there is a congruency and genuineness between what you believe and what you support, there needs to be a new disciplined, charitable way of thanks-filled living to maintain it all.