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WASTE NOT, OH STEWARD
Sermon by Doug Boudman
THE PARABLE WHICH OUR LORD TOLD HAS TO DO WITH USING WHAT GOD GIVES YOU. IT MEANS NOT ALLOWING WHAT THE LORD GIVES YOU TO GO TO WASTE; NOT BEING LAZY AND UNPROFITABLE WITH WHAT GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH. THE LESSON THIS EVENING SHOULD LEAVE YOU ASKING, “AM I A GOOD STEWARD? AM I A GOOD MANAGER OF WHAT GOD HAS BLESSED ME WITH?”
THIS EVENING, I WOULD LIKE TO COVER JUST ONE TOPIC UNDER THE SUBJECT OF BEING A GOOD STEWARD AND A FAITHFUL SERVANT. THAT TOPIC IS NOT MONEY, ALTHOUGH IT IS FAR MORE VALUABLE THAN MONEY. IT IS NOT SPECIAL GIFTS OR TALENTS; SUCH AS SINGING, ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS OR PLAYING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. THE TOPIC IS TIME AND WHAT WE DO WITH IT.
AS YOU SIT HERE THIS EVENING, THERE ARE SOME OF OUR NUMBER WHO HAVE NEVER CONSIDERED HOW LONG THEY HAVE TO LIVE. GETTING OLD HAS PROBABLY NEVER CROSSED THEIR MINDS. BUT AS SURE AS I AM STANDING HERE, MOST OF YOU WILL GROW MUCH OLDER. I SAY MOST OF YOU BECAUSE SOME OF YOU MAY NOT. NONE OF US KNOWS HOW LONG WE HAVE ON EARTH.
THERE ARE THOSE WHO WILL TRY TO EXTEND THEIR LIVES THROUGH PROPER DIET AND EXERCISE. SOME PEOPLE MAY TRY TO FOOL TIME BY WEARING YOUNGER LOOKING CLOTHES OR CHANGING THEIR HAIR COLOR. THEN, THERE ARE THOSE WHO WILL TRY TO STOP TIME BY HAVING PLASTIC SURGERY. HOWEVER, NO MATTER WHAT WE HUMANS TRY, WE CANNOT STOP THE PASSAGE OF TIME.
READ: PSALM 90:10 & JAMES 4:13-14
GOD ALLOWS EACH PERSON ONLY SO MUCH TIME. IT’S WHAT YOU DO WITH THAT TIME THAT MATTERS. MAY I MAKE FOUR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO SPEND YOUR TIME?
Sermon by Mike Smith
One thing that we all need is encouragement. Families, churches, our children, Christians, the sick, and senior citizens need encouragement. Most importantly, lost souls need encouragement.
Encouragement is vital for life and relationships. It helps when we are overwhelmed. It propels us to success instead of failure. It can be the difference that makes us victorious rather than becoming a victim. If you think about it, there is never a time in life when we do not need encouraging.
What does the Bible say? 1 Thessalonians 5.11 & 14 tells us:
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up... Just as in fact you are doing. Encourage the timid... Help the weak... Be patient with everyone.”
2 Thessalonians 2.17 says:
“Be encouraged in your hearts and strengthen in every good deed and word.”
2 Timothy 4.2:
“Preach the Word... Be prepared in season and out of season. Correct, rebuke, and encourage... with great patience and careful instruction.”
“Hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught... so that we can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”
“Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.”
Obviously, the scriptures tell us that God wants us to be encouragers. So let’s see what we can learn about being an encourager.