Over the years I have written several "book" or "booklets" and many, many, many newsletter and bulletin articles. Because the book market seeks writings to meet specific needs at specific times, my material has never been accepted. I have a tendency to write what is on my mind and so I am left with self publishing. So, with the encouragement from my wife and others, I am beginning this blog in order to put my "ramblings" "out there"! I hope you enjoy!


Please note that while my intentions are to use good grammar, because of the way in which some of the material presented here is presented (orally) the grammar and syntax might not always be the best English. Also note that good theology is not always presented in the best English so there may be times when the proper grammar rules are purposely broken.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stewardship is not . . . And Stewardship is . . .

Stewardship is not:
  • paying off the church mortgage or loan.
  • a collection for the poor or needy.
  • giving to God because He needs something from me.
  • income for the budget.
  • a slogan or a drive.
  • giving of time or talents or treasure (it is not just one, one or the other, but all).
  • a fund raiser.
  • making a profit.
  • a gamble.
  • giving for the sake of a tax write off.
  • a difficult task.

Stewardship is:
  • understanding that all things (everything) comes from God.
  • a reflection of the faith that God puts in my heart.
  • my need to respond to all that God gives to me.
  • a privilege for Christians.
  • a way of life.
  • a giving of myself, motivated by God.
  • an overflowing on to others from what God gives to me.
  • being a caretaker of all that is the Lord’s (everything).
  • something done cheerfully.
  • a joy.
48 of 52 © Rev. Ronald A. Bogs

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