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Pastor Kong’s Sermon 9, November, 2013: Don’t Sink Your Stewardship

Genesis 1:1
God is the Creator, He is unlimited. He never runs out of idea.
He built such a big universe. Yet, Satan spreads fear that God is limited.
The world used to face fear of running out of oil and coal.
However, the latest report indicates the world has more than enough energy source.
Similarly, there is more than enough food for everyone in this planet.
Hunger is there due to corruption and greed.

Matt 25:14, 20-23.
God is El Shaddai. He’s the great God of abundance.
God invites us into His abundance through the principle of stewardship.
1 talent: 1 million dollars worth of gold.
Can God trust us with money?
God is a Blesser, not a robber.
God tests us in the little that He might set us in the much.

Luke 12:15-20
There are plenty “I” and “my” in this parable.
This man was a good CEO. However, he acted as if he was not accountable to God.
He forgot he owed his breath to God. He was not rich for God.
A steward =  a manager, a treasurer, a redistributor.
Everything still belongs to God.

1 Chronicles 29:3-5, 12-14
For David, giving to God is an act of worship. David realized he was just a steward.
God wants us to have the right mindset.

Deut 8:18
God gives us the power to get wealth. Will we still remember God?
The purpose of wealth is for His kingdom.

1 Cor 4:2
Stewardship must be tested. How willing are we to redistribute His money?
Tithe = 10% of increase/income.

Genesis 14:20, 28:22
Abraham and Jacob understood the importance of tithing.
Moses merely formalized tithing as it was nothing new.

Mal 3:10-12
There are 7 blessings of tithing.
All these blessings are backed up by God’s own reputation as the General of the universe
In fact, tithing was the only thing Lord Jesus praised of the Pharisee.

Luke 12:22-31
My Boss is the good Boss. God will take care of His people.
Our assets will increase by steady addition (Matt 6:33).
All these things require maturity and responsibility over time.

2 Cor 9:6-10
God wants me to prosper so I can serve His kingdom’s purpose.
There is no shortage in God.

You can purchase his sermon here:
http://www.theinkroom.com.sg/don-t-sink-your-stewardship-10-nov-2013.html

Posted November 13, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in City Harvest Church, Kong Hee, Sermon