New Testament: 2 Corinthians 9:1-12 (Sowing generously)
Gospel: Matthew 13:44-46 (The parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl)
Let’s be honest. Any discussion of stewardship is usually about giving money. It really isn’t difficult to get people to give money if you use the right technique and motivation. But Christian stewardship is grounded in the Gospel. When the Gospel is proclaimed, and a person’s heart is touched by the Holy Spirit, the natural response is to love Jesus, give generously, and support the mission of the church. The essential question is – what value do you place on the forgiveness of sins and eternal life in heaven? That is the foundation of Christian Stewardship!