10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10 – 11, New International Version)
Theme: The Local Church
We continue our focus on the Discipline of Stewardship. It is understandable that the first thought that usually comes to mind when we think about stewardship is money. The topic is certainly discussed a lot in local churches and for good reason. Churches need money and they should practice good financial stewardship. As mentioned yesterday though, there is a a lot more to stewardship than money.
Today’s passage is 1 Peter 4:10 – 11 (presented above). Please pay close attention to what verse 10 says we stewards of. Also, note the link between gifts, stewardship and service.
In the matter of being good stewards of our spiritual gifts, what do you believe good looks like in the local church? In other words, what are some specific things that local churches should be doing?