Stewardship has long been a sensitive topic in the church. Because of abuses by certain give-to-me-to-get-for-yourself preachers, many legitimate, godly pastors avoid the topic of finances for fear of seeming money hungry. However, as any Bible-teaching pastor would know, God remains Lord over all the earth and over every area of our lives—including the money He entrusts to us.
As Christians, then, we must think carefully about our stewardship in ways that honour God. How much money should I give to God’s work? Does the concept of stewardship only relate to finances? Should I expect to enjoy the act of giving—or just do it as a duty? Allow the tools on this page to enlighten your mind and renew your attitude as you seek to become a godly giver.
Christians should naturally be known for their selfless acts of service and compassion to others but, as Chuck Swindoll points out, believers can get just as caught up in the distractions of our material world as anyone else. The list of suggested ways to give of yourself to others is a refreshing reminder of what really ministers to people and...
Don’t misunderstand. I’m not interested in promoting greed. We get enough of that mercenary jungle-fighting on the job every day. Added to that, the flame of materialism is fanned anew each evening, thanks to loud commercials that pound their way into our heads. But even though we may get weary of that drumbeat, none can deny that money plays...