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SATURDAY SUNDAY MORNING DEVOTIONAL SERVICE OF PRAYER AND PRAISE 75 THE WORD

SATURDAY SUNDAY MORNING DEVOTIONAL SERVICE OF PRAYER AND PRAISE 75 THE WORD

Good Morning Children of God, the time has come to shift our thoughts away from the world and move them ever closer towards the heavenly rims where God is waiting on us to make a brand new beginning.

Today we are continuing to bring you the Word of God in video format, as we prepare to begin live streaming our weekend services later this year.  Just click on each video in the order it is presented and enjoy the Word of God, for God’s Word is truth and it will lift you up from where ever you may be, to where ever you desire to go.  All you have to do is ‘BELIEVE!”

OUR WELCOME AND OPENING PRAISE:  God is the Light of the World

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READING OF THE WORD: By Pastor Davis

 

 

 

PRAYER:  By Pastor Davis

 

 

 

BIBLE STUDY TEACHING IS TITLE:  God’s Word will prosper you (Isaiah 55:11)

 

 

 

TODAY’S ALTER CALL: 

If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to, “BELIEVE!”

Now repeat this short prayer with me:  “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives.  I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins.  If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE  in glory.”

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE STEWARDS OVER GOD’S VAST RESOURCES

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE STEWARDS OVER GOD’S VAST RESOURCES

REFLECTIONS FROM THE VAST RESOURCES OF GOD'S CREATION (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

REFLECTIONS FROM THE VAST RESOURCES OF GOD’S CREATION (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

In our most recent posting we taught the lesson title: “THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEAL OF WORK IS STEWARDSHIP.”  In today’s lesson we will expand on those thoughts and take you deeper into the mind of GOD and explain how He has provided the vast resources of this UNIVERSE for all His Children to share in and become TEMPORARY STEWARDS over.

Now let us understand this basic fact of life, and that is, when we claim OWNERSHIP of the material things in this world, that OWNERSHIP is a relative term, and as a HUMAN BEING, created in the image of GOD, it is up to each one of us to come into the full knowledge and understanding that WE OWN NOTHING IN THIS WORLD, and that everything that comes into our procession is a gift from God, is owned by God, is placed in our hands by God to become good STEWARDS over HIS possessions, and are to be used as a tool to help us to grow and live a loving, joyful and prosper life while we are on this earth.

It is truly a humbling experience to realize that nothing that we possess is really our own.  Our time, talent, material possessions and the relationships we have been given are merely consigned to us by God for a few decades.  Now think about that for a moment as you build MATERIAL WEALTH and then agonize over how you are going to keep others from stealing and taking it away from you.  My question to you is simple, “to what degree are you conscious of God’s ownership of everything which you call your own?”

Pause for a moment and think deeply on your THOUGHT PROCESS, how you view your time, talent, material possessions and of course your relationships with those whom you love dearly?  Are you working consciously are unconsciously to process the things and people that God has placed in your life?  Now I am certain these words are going to rattle your brain as you question this PASTOR’S knowledge and wisdom for making such a bold statement.  However, let us understand that we are only temporary STEWARDS over all of God’s vast RESOURCES, and WE OWN NOTHING IN THIS WORLD.

Have you developed a “stewardship mentality” a growing awareness that you will one day have to give an account of how you have used the trusts you have been granted?

Now let us explore this theory for a moment by first looking at GENSIS 1:27-28 (AMP), it says, “So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.

And God blessed them and said to them, be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.  This verse has been realized to a far greater extent during the past century than ever before.  For the first time in human history, we face the crisis of global pollution and wholesale destruction of irreplaceable resources.  Much of this is due to human greed and presumption; people have assumed that the supplies of earth are inexhaustible and that we are free to use them for personal gain.

However, let us understand this simple truth that scripture cautions us that we really own nothing that “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.”  A steward manages the possessions of another.  We are temporary managers of God’s resources because God created us for that responsibility. Remember, God has no needs, and he did not create the cosmos because he was lonely or bored.  Instead, the created order is the overflow of the fountain of love that has always existed within the triune God head.  As stewards, we participate in a world that derives its being and substance from the infinite, personal CREATOR.

God has entrusted to us the dignity and responsibility of being stewards of the resources and creatures of this planet.  When we shape, refine and creatively utilize the minerals, plants and animals that God has placed at our disposal, we are accountable for the results.

As a steward of the resources that God has placed in our hands, we are expected to realize the maximum possible return on the resources which the master has entrusted to our care.  Then we are to thank God for providing us with such vast resources, lift Him up with praise and thanksgiving daily as we go about using these resources with love, care and joy in our hearts, and share with others and help others to understand that they too can do and have at their possession all that they desire in their hearts.  God is a true and loving God and He will take care of each one of His children, never putting on them more than they can bear.

I want to personally thank each one of you for reading, studying and sharing the Word of God with others.  You are truly a blessing to this Ministry and the Kingdom Building work that each of you are doing in your own right.  Never quit; never give in, because a quitter never wins and a winner never quits, for God is moving you in ways you have not yet begun to understand. Be strong and keep your eye on the prize.

We will continue to expand this very important teaching in our SUNDAY PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE with our lesson title:  “CONSIDER THE ANT, AND LIVE AN ABUNDANT LIFE!”  Please do not miss out on this awesome lesson, it begins at 0700 each Sunday Morning.  To God be the glory!

 

BELIEVERS ACTIONS ARE ROOTED IN LOVE NOT FOR HONOR OR POSSESSIONS PART 3 of 3

BELIEVERS ACTIONS ARE ROOTED IN LOVE NOT FOR HONOR OR POSSESSIONS PART 3 of 3

WILDFLOWER GARDEN (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

WILDFLOWER GARDEN (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

MATERIAL WEALTH IS A HINDERANCE TO YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE     

This is the third and final session in this series of teachings on Believers Actions.  Today, let us begin with the scripture from Sunday’s Prayer, Praise and Worship Service.  This is what the Scriptures commands us to do, it says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.  (Proverb 3:5-6 ESV)

Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, the place you will most want to be, and end up being. (Matthew 6:19-21 MSG)

A devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich simplicity of being you before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that’s enough.  For as the man came forth from his mother’s womb, so he will go again, naked as he came; and he will take away nothing for all his labor which he can carry in his hand.  (Ecclesiastes 5:15 AMP)

But if it’s only money wealth and fame you desire, everything will self-destruct in no time. Lust for money brings trouble and nothing but trouble. Going down that path, some lose their footing in the faith completely and live to regret it bitterly ever after. (1Timothy 6:7-10 MSG)

If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.  (Matthew 6:30-33 MSG)

I’m glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess—happy that you’re again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it. Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. I don’t mean that your help didn’t mean a lot to me—it did. It was a beautiful thing that you came alongside me in my troubles. (Philippians 4:11-12 MSG)

God’s blessing makes life rich; nothing we do can improve on God. (Proverb 10:22 MSG)

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  (John 16:33 ESV)

Now, may God continually to add a blessing for each of you to His Holy Word, in Jesus name we have ministered this word to you for the edification of your soul.  May the grace of God rest and abide in you now and forever, we pray, AMEN.

 

YOU OWN NOTHING IN THIS WORLD

YOU OWN NOTHING IN THIS WORLD

GOD’S VAST RESOURCES NEAR PORTLAND, OREGON (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Ownership is a relative term, and as a human being, created in the image of God, it is up to each one of us to come into the full knowledge and understanding that WE OWN NOTHING IN THIS WORLD, and that everything that comes into our procession is a gift from God, is owned by God, is placed in our hands by God to become good STEWARDS over HIS possessions, and are to be used as a tool to help us to grow and live a loving, joyful and prosper life while we are on this earth.

It is truly a humbling experience to realize that nothing that we possess is really our own.  Our time, talent, material possessions and the relationships we have been given are merely consigned to us by God for a few decades.  Now think about that for a moment as you build material wealth and then agonize over how you are going to keep others from stealing and taking it away from you.  My question to you is simple, “to what degree are you conscious of God’s ownership of everything which you call your own?”

Pause for a moment and think deeply on your thought process, how you view your time, talent, material possessions and of course your relationships with those whom you love dearly?  Are you working consciously are unconsciously to process the things and people that God has placed in your life?  Now I am certain these words are going to rattle your brain as you question this writer’s knowledge and wisdom for making such a bold statement.  However, let us understand that we are only temporary STEWARDS over all of God’s vast resources, and WE OWN NOTHING IN THIS WORLD.

Have you developed a “stewardship mentality” a growing awareness that you will one day have to give an account of how you have used the trusts you have been granted?

Now let us explore this theory for a moment by first looking at Genesis 1:27-28 (AMP), it says, “So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.

And God blessed them and said to them, be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.  This verse has been realized to a far greater extent during the past century than ever before.  For the first time in human history, we face the crisis of global pollution and wholesale destruction of irreplaceable resources.  Much of this is due to human greed and presumption; people have assumed that the supplies of earth are inexhaustible and that we are free to use them for personal gain.

However, let us understand this simple truth that scripture cautions us that we really own nothing that “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.”  A steward manages the possessions of another.  We are temporary managers of God’s resources because God created us for that responsibility. Remember, God has no needs, and he did not create the cosmos because he was lonely or bored.  Instead, the created order is the overflow of the fountain of love that has always existed within the triune God head.  As stewards, we participate in a world that derives its being and substance from the infinite, personal Creator.

God has entrusted to us the dignity and responsibility of being stewards of the resources and creatures of this planet.  When we shape, refine and creatively utilize the minerals, plants and animals that God has placed at our disposal, we are accountable for the results.

Now I encourage you to pause for a moment and click on this link and watch the video clip title: People come into your life for a season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLltt5cPDOc&feature=share&list=PL39D33D1419A12C83

As a steward of the resources that God has placed in our hands, we are expected to realize the maximum possible return on the resources which the master has entrusted to our care.  Then we are to thank God for providing us with such vast resources, lift Him up with praise and thanksgiving daily as we go about using these resources with love, care and joy in our hearts, and  share with others and help others to understand that they too can do and have at their possession all that they desire in their hearts.  God is a true and loving God and He will take care of each one of His children, never putting on them more than they can bear.

GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN

GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN

SERENITY (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Now listen to how the Scriptures teach us on this subject matter; it says, “But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.  But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction, (1 Timothy 6:6-9)!”  Now pause your thoughts right here for a moment and click on this video for a short introduction summary of what this lesson is about and we will meet you on the other side.

Those few simple words make a powerful and profound statement that I would like to take a few minutes of your valuable time to explore.  The text is a little bit longer than our normal lessons, but I encourage you to read it through till the end, I assure you that it will bless your soul.

The lesson today is taken from Paul’s letter that he wrote to his son Timothy, known as the book of 1st Timothy.  In this closing section of his instructional letter, Paul returned to discussing how Timothy should handle the false teachers.  Paul main concern was not about the form of the instruction they were providing to the people, but that the false teachers disagreed with what Jesus Christ had taught and demonstrated.  They erred in contradicting and discounting Jesus.

Therefore, Paul told them that false teaching is ungodly teaching; it cannot result in a godly life.  Our applications of God’s word will always depend on how accurately we have understood the teaching of God’s word.  But these false teachers were not merely mistaken in their doctrine; their evil went deeper.  Or rather, it originated in deeper problems.  They were not well intentioned teachers who had made unfortunate mistakes.  Their basic motivations were evil.

Paul told Timothy to stay away from those who just want to make money from preaching, and from those in the Church who stray from the sound teachings of the gospel into controversial arguments.  Paul was exposing these false teachers by revealing their real character behind their veneer of prestige.  These are not very flattering words for a group of teachers who apparently thought very highly of themselves!

Paul said, “CONCEITED,” describes the trait of a person having an excessively favorable opinion of his own ability or importance.  The false teachers showed all that and more, yet Paul confronted that conceit by explaining that they were actually “ignorant.”  The utter falsehood of both the content and the conclusions of their teaching was worthy not of pride, but shame.  They did not agree with the truth, but instead had an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words that promoted speculation and led to arguments about ideals that came not from Scripture, but from the minds of the false teachers.

The controversial ideas and the disputes about words had a devastating effect in the church.  With the believers embroiled in arguments over meaningless theories and false doctrine, relationships began to deteriorate.  Jealousy is followed by fighting, meaning competition and or violent and bitter conflict.  Slander and evil suspicions surely follow.  The seeds of false teaching in Ephesus were yielding a harvest of bitterness.

Here are some more characteristics of false teachers: they always cause trouble because they all had corrupt (debased, depraved, tainted) minds.  Not only were they ignorant, but their minds were so corrupt that the truth (God’s truth) was completely absent.  They were motivated by getting rich.  While Paul instructed the church about the Christian leader’s right to be paid for their service, he made it clear that they should not be greedy and should not consider their ministry as a way to get rich.  Those who did clearly could not be serving the Lord Christ with pure motives, but instead were serving their selfish desires.

The false teachers thought religion was a means to get rich; instead, true religion is great wealth in itself when accompanied by contentment.  One’s religion does not come and go with the uncertainties of material wealth; faith in Christ, with contentment, is the wealth, independent of one’s bankbook and possessions.  The false teachers had it backward.

True religion (faith in Christ) requires training and develops inner spiritual qualities, while at the same time being apparent in the way we relate to others.  It exhibits true character exemplified in the way we serve others.  Contentment grows from our attitude toward living God’s way.  To have contentment in Christ requires four decisions about the events and possessions of our life:

  1. 1.     We must focus on what God has already allowed us to have.
  2. 2.     We must disregard what we do not have.
  3. 3.     We must refuse to covet what others may have.
  4. 4.     We must give thanks to God for each and all of his gifts.

If we fail to make these decisions, our contentment will diminish.

Finally, the great wealth that motivated the false teachers was neither lasting nor escapable of bringing contentment.  Their earthly profits would be left behind.  What brings great wealth has to do with eternal values.  When material treasures become our focus, we quit contributing to our eternal account.  Whatever gains we may experience in this life mean nothing if they cause us eternal bankruptcy!

This statement provides the key to spiritual growth and personal fulfillment.  We should honor God and center our desires on him, and we should be content with what God is doing in our lives.

Paul followed up his statement about the true source of contentment by discounting any hope of ultimate contentment based merely on this life.  The correct perspective on material possessions—money, houses, clothing, vehicles, jewels, land, etc.—remains eternally the same.  They cannot last forever.  We can lose, break, or ruin them in this life.  We didn’t bring them with us when we were born, and we cannot carry anything with us when we die.

Human beings have basic needs.  Believers and unbelievers alike require food and clothing (also implying shelter) for survival.  The difference should be that when believers’ basic needs are met, they ought to be satisfied and content, requiring nothing more.  In contrast, unbelievers are driven by society’s standards and desires, they cannot be content with only basic needs being met because they must always strive for more.

After stating the simple plan for living faithfully, Paul challenged the world’s view by showing the outcome of trying to gain contentment through the pursuit of wealth.  The desire to be rich is, by its very nature, a desire that cannot be satiated.  People who long to be rich cannot understand contentment because they can never have enough money.  The temptation of money feeds their greed.  Soon their passion plunges them into ruin and destruction.  Therefore, let us feast on these words, “GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN!”

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED THE NEXT STEP

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED THE NEXT STEP

In the first step we told you this, “God says the Blessed person is a,” “Happy Person” and He describes

English: child Jesus with the virgin Mary, wit...

English: child Jesus with the virgin Mary, with the Holy Spirit (represented as a dove) and God the Father, with child john the Baptist and saint Elizabeth on the right (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

that person in this manner, “BLESSED is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Psalm 1:1-2)

When you are BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED BY GOD, you have chosen to be obedient to God’s will and commandments and to love him.  Your life has become a living example of that blessed and highly favored person.  In many conversations you have the opportunity to ask a person, “How are they today?” Their response is, “I AM BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED!”  When a person can truly answer in the affirmative, you will know that this person is truly experiencing God’s Blessings over his or her life because God says this about such a person, “Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied!” (Matthew 5:6)

To a virgin named Mary, this is what it meant to be Blessed and Highly Favored, “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.  And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. (Luke 1:26-28 KJV).  Gabriel told Mary that God had decided to bless her.  The words did not point out any special virtue in Mary, she was not sinless.  God chose Mary, blessed her, and she humbly accepted his call to be the mother of Jesus.

God’s Blessings and Favor are for those who are willing to be obedient to his word and keep his commandments.  When the Lord Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit, He said three times that the Blessing was for the obedient.  “If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments: and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever” (John 14:15-16 KJV).  Obedience is what God demands.  Obedience attains what was lost by the fall.

This lesson will be continued in the NEXT STEP and the many steps afterwards, because when we talk about the blessings over our lives and being flavored by God there is no beginning are ending point.  Just learn to walk out your purpose in this life and be obedient to His Word and He will reward you as being BLESSED and HIGHLY FLAVORED.

WHY DOES A HUMAN BEING EVER DECIDE TO GO TO WORK?

THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEAL OF WORK IS STEWARDSHIP  

A child grows up ready for work (Photo by Pastor Davis)

What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:9-11 ESV)   So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for that is his lot. Who can bring him to see what will be after him? (Ecclesiastes 3:22 ESV)

Now that the scriptures have spoken, let us begin this study this morning by describing the reason for work.  Work is something we all do day in and day out.  But if I ask you, do you really know what work is and why we are all called to the task of doing it?  You would automatically answer the question by saying in the affirmative; “of course I know what work is.”  Do you think that I am that stupid, when I have to get up every day and do it?   To begin with, please indulge me for a moment and allow me to provide you with a few basic facts about this word work.   “Work is a means by which we glorify God by fulfilling our calling; work is a means to love God by loving our neighbor; work is a means by which we learn and understand our need for God; work provides for our needs and benefits the community.

For at least eight hours a day, forty hours a week, two thousand hours a year, and one hundred thousand hours a lifetime, nearly every one of us works.  By comparison, even death and taxes seem less certain.  So why do we spend so much time working when it seems in today’s technology world there is so much more to do than to spend all our time working.  But if we didn’t work, what would we call the things we do to get what we want?  What would it all be about?  In order to clarify this, let us understand how work came into existence.

Work first begins when God created the heavens and the earth.  He worked for six days, with light and atoms and dirt and fire and water, the elemental, and he was satisfied.   He worked and, stepping back from the results saw that it was good.  To drive home the point, he repeated himself.  Other than the work itself, God did not need to manufacture a reason for working.

In his image and after his model, God created man, in part, to work:  “The lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”  (Genesis 2:15).  God’s first assignment to mankind was this: “work.”  Uncorrupted by the perversions of sin and death, work had to be good—very good.  An ideal as high as God is wide, work was no less than the sharing of divine privilege.  God asked that we work as he did so that his work, creation, would be cared for.

Robert R. Ellis, writing in the Southwestern Journal of Theology, summarized three simple and magnificent truths from (Genesis 1:26-30):

  1. God created, and therefore he owns.
  2. We manage resources that God owns.
  3. We were created in God’s image, and therefore we are expected to manage resources the way God would manage them.

The fundamental idea of work is stewardship—the task of protecting and adding value to all the assets God has put under our care.  Through our work, God asks us to care for his creation.  Because we are created in his image, work is in fact one of the defining activities that separate us from other creatures.  Bees, bears, and beavers work to survive, we as people work to manage God’s assets.

Work, then, is a big idea and no small matter.  In the name of the King, we serve as steward of all we see.  Therefore, let us understand that when it comes to our work, stewardship offers us a brand new perspective.  We no longer work “under the sun,” but view life from above the sun—from God’s perspective.

From this vantage point, we now come to know that God calls each one of us to our jobs, in order that we may now do His work.  That is, we are to take care of His creation.  We must manage His resources as He would.  We possess His power of attorney for management decision making.  When someone requests references, we can drop the name of the Creator and Sustainer of the cosmos.  When money is an issue, we can sharpen our pencils in the light of eternity.

More than correct theology, stewardship is a powerful philosophy that permeates all of life and work.  “Stewardship is not a subcategory of the Christian life.” “Stewardship is the Christian life.”  Stewardship is first an internal reality, affecting the way a person thinks, sees, and feels.  Stewardship anchors motivation.  Once inside our heart and mind, stewardship eventually and inevitably works its way out.

Now in conclusion, it is clearly understood that in our day-to-day living, stewardship knows no limits.  There is no blank in which we check off “DONE.” Therefore, we leave you with this final thought, “THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEAL OF WORK IS STEWARDSHIP!”  I have ministered this message to you this day from a position of peace, purpose, power and prosperity, and I remain your brother in Jesus Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher!

 

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