Stewardship of Time

Date: Jan. 4, 2010
Preacher: Pastor Foo
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 29:10-17


I.  Treasure
II.  Invest
III. Manage
IV. Enjoy

Biblical food for thought

As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied Grace.   (I Peter 4:10)

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; to each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.  (I Corinthians 12:4a, 7)


55% of Americans say that they have not done volunteer work for a charity even once in the past year--and even for those who attend church at least once a week, 36.1% never once contributed their time or talents to a charity in the previous year.    -- General Social Survey

Reasons for not volunteering: lack of time (44.7 percent), health or medical problems (14.7 percent), family responsibilities or childcare problems (9.5 percent).    -- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Inspired words to consider

There is no soil that grows everything. The earth that is fit to cultivate roses is not fit to grow vineyards. But that doesn't mean it's not good earth. Humility requires that I develop what I am rather than pretend to be what I am not.      -- Joan Chittister, Seeing With Our Souls: Monastic Wisdom for Every Day

The real issue in life is not how many blessings we have, but what we do with our blessings. Some people have many blessings and hoard them. Some have few and give everything away.      -- Fred Rogers, The World According to Mr. Rogers