What is a Steward? and how to be a good one

The Bible Doctrine of stewardship is an important concept for each Christian to learn.  It is a completely different mindset than how the world-system operates.  Are you a good steward? Find out in this article.

The world operates by the philosophy of ownership.  “It’s mine so I’ll do what I want” is the prevailing attitude.  Stewardship is the opposite.  The philosophy of stewardship says, “I’ve been entrusted with what belongs to someone else and I must give an account of how I handle it.”

You like the idea of stewardship even if you aren’t aware of it.  For example, If you let someone borrow your car, do you want them to drive it like they stole it (ownership)? Or would you rather them drive it like your grandma?  (stewardship)

One who lives by the principles of stewardship is a called a steward.  Let’s learn what a Biblical steward is and how to be a good one.

The word “steward” is an old word and the concept has been around since the Garden of Eden.  

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Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year to you and your family!

A new year is an exciting time. It signifies the end of one chapter in your life and the beginning of a new one. Many people start of the year excited about resolutions and makeovers, but most of those commitments don’t last. Here are a few articles from the past that will help you start 2019 off right.

Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life. I pray that I can help you reach your potential for God and change your world in 2019.

We have an exciting announcement of some opportunities we hope will enrich your life coming within the next week. You won’t want to miss them.

May God bless you as you serve him this year!  

Have a blessed holiday.

Paul

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The Way of Escape – 30 Days to Victory Devotional

Day 26

God always provides an exit from temptation for His children.  You don’t have to sin.  

 

1 Corinthians 10:13  “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

Have you ever been driving on an interstate and missed your exit?  You can lose a significant amount of time in some areas of the country because the exits are far apart.

When you are on the road of temptation heading toward sin and destruction, God always provides an exit.  Praise God there is a way to escape!  But it’s up to you to take it.  

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The First Temptation – 30 Days to Victory Devotional

Day 23

Genesis chapter 3 introduces us to temptation.  It reveals Satan’s most effective method of seduction.  Learn these four steps and protect yourself from them.

 

Genesis 3:4  “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:”

1.  Approach

Satan subtly approached Eve.  He was cunning, sly, masking his true intentions.  The tempter doesn’t approach you in truth saying, “I’m the devil.  I’m here to destroy you.”  On the contrary, he often presents himself as a peer, a guide, or a friend.

He gains your trust by convincing you he understands who you are and how you feel.  It is all a charade to gain entrance into your life.

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God Won’t Tempt You To Do Evil

Day 21

God is the Deliverer, not the tempter.  

 

James 1:13  “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:”

The word “tempt” has two primary meanings in the Bible.  It is vital that you don’t get the two confused.

Let’s define them according to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary.  It is a reliable resource to define Bible words quickly.

Definition 1 – “To incite or solicit to an evil act; to entice to something wrong by presenting arguments that are plausible or convincing, or by the offer of some pleasure or apparent advantage as the inducement.”

This is a temptation to sin.  

Definition 2 – “In Scripture, to try: to prove; to put to trial for proof.”

This is a temptation to see.

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