Sermons on Stewardship
Stewardship of our resources to support the ministries of the church
Although we are transitioning into November, we are taking this Sunday to conclude our annual Stewardship series. This final Sunday acknowledges that we often take great pride in doing things ourselves, and perhaps we can do so in how we commit to giving our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness in support of these ministries.
This Sunday’s text invites us to dream about possibilities and what can happen when we come together fully and completely in Christian community. None of us are alone on this journey of faith. When we come together as the body of Christ, we can do all things through the power of the One who gives us strength.
In this Sunday’s text, Paul focuses on God’s generosity as he invites the church in Corinth to be generous. In part, Paul frames it as a response out of gratitude. “Thank God for his gift that words can’t describe!” This week, we will hear from PB UMC member Su-Yen as she shares in this Stewardship season.
As Paul is departing Ephesus, he tells the leaders of that faith community that it is more blessed to give than to receive. This week, we will hear from PB UMC member Mavi as she shares how she has been blessed…
This Sunday features Pastor Christopher’s leadership after he’s spent some time away in care for family and baby Isaiah! Christopher’s message brings the familiar message of the story of the Good Samaritan…
As we conclude our stewardship series, we shift the focus from measurements of power and influence to measurements of service to others.
Continuing our Stewardship series, we explore Jesus’ parable of the talents (the valuable coins). This parable reminds us that we are given gifts that must be nurtured to grow.
As we continue our Stewardship series, we explore Jesus’ parable on sowing seeds in different kinds of soil. This parable reminds us that we must be prepared to receive the seeds of God’s love offered to us. But how do we know we’re ready?
The month of October is traditionally the season where we focus on Stewardship. We begin with an important exploration about why stewardship is important as a kick-off to an exploration of Clayton Christensen’s book, “How Will You Measure Your Life?”
This Sunday we conclude our Stewardship exploration with a discussion of Witness. Our youth and children lead an upbeat and music-filled service!