May 1, 2006
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace….
--1 Peter 4:10
I know the word steward may sound like one of those words you only hear in church. But really, a steward is someone who’s been entrusted with something valuable. And as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, God has given you and me something very precious to take care of.
This includes being good stewards of our lives and bodies… of our influence… of our children… of our time… of the spiritual gifts God has given us… and of our possessions.
But I want to focus today on the responsibility we have to be good stewards of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This includes guarding the purity of the Gospel in a culture that sees all truth as relative.
Jude 3 and 4 tell us, “contend for the faith… for certain people have crept in unnoticed… who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”
But being a good steward of the Gospel also means giving it away as well.
Paul tells us in Romans 1:14 and 15, “I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in
So today, I want to challenge you… as a believer in Jesus… to both guard and to give away the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you will, you will indeed be a good steward of His Gospel!
AS A BELIEVER IN CHRIST, YOU HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO BE A GOOD STEWARD OF THE GOSPEL.