Stewardship as an American Christian
Means we protect the house God has placed us into.
Protecting what we have is the best way to “Love Our Neighbor”.
Using Theology as an excuse to not be responsibility/stewardship.
Pseudo Dichotomy; Religion or Politics.
Real Hope Vs Crayon Theology
Work Vs Worry
Individual Responsibility IS Freedom
Imagine a house.
• Individual freedom has been given to all.
• Laws were established to govern morals. 10 commandments.
• Laws were established so the government so there would be no state religion.
• No laws were established to determine your level of success and flourishing.
Hold the house up, even if they are trying to kick the walls in.
If you vote for a platform that celebrates the murder of infants, you are hating your neighbor.
If you vote for a platform that promotes the destruction of the family, you are hating your neighbor.
1. Concerning politics, know the obvious.
There are two platforms with a specific agenda, regardless of the presidential nominee.
Love Your Neighbor, even if they are your enemy.
A real application of loving your neighbor.
[Mar 12:30 ESV] And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'
[Mar 12:31 ESV] The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
Tolerating sin/evil is hating your neighbor.
The command of Stewardship from the beginning.
[Gen 2:15 ESV] The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
The Command of Stewardship of and for the Church.
[1Pe 4:10 ESV] As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
[1Pe 4:11 ESV] whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies--in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
The Command of Stewardship in your Vocation: Job.
[Col 3:22 ESV] Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.
[Col 3:23 ESV] Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
[Col 3:24 ESV] knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.