A Church Elder Is A Steward Of God




Titus 1:7a (NKJV)

For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God (Titus 1:7a)

One of the qualifications of a Church elder is he must be a blameless steward of God.

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What is a steward?

A steward is someone who is entrusted with various duties.

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As Christians, we are stewards.

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We've been given stewardship of many things: our talents and time, our money and resources.

The list goes on.

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We can take anything God has given to us and see biblically that it is for the purpose of benefiting others.

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The gifts God has given us are to be used to benefit other people.

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Our time and energy are to be spent serving others instead of ourselves.

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God gives us money to provide for others' needs.

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God gives us resources with the expectation that it will lead to distribution.

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A Church Elder Is Not Self-Willed (1:7a)

A good steward is not self-willed.

It is serving God for the good of others.

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Stewardship is for life.

No longer will we live our lives for ourselves.

We are to give our lives for the service of Christ.

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Church elders are God's stewards.

God has left them in charge of the task of distributing His things, including their lives, for the good of other people.

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The apostle Paul knew that the stewardship from God was given to him not for his own benefit, but for others.

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The stewardship mentioned most often in the New Testament is the stewardship of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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We are stewards of the mysteries of God, entrusted with the task of distributing them.

We have been given the gospel for the purpose of distributing the gospel.

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Our stewardship is to reveal the mystery of the gospel by preaching the Word of God to those who do not know it.

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This stewardship is not suggested; it is commanded.

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This stewardship of preaching the gospel has been entrusted to us.

This great mystery has been given to us so that we in turn will give it to others.

1 comments:

  Kathy

September 5, 2011 at 9:22 PM

This is a wonderful post and I had never really thought about our God given gifts being meant to share with others. There is a purpose that He entrusted us with talents. This was so enlightening and thought provoking. This is my first visit, but I look forward to coming back and exploring your site more.

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/