Sermon Notes 1-8-2023 “Be a Faithful Steward” Les Tubb

Be a Faithful Steward- Matthew 25:14-30 
  • What is a Steward?
      • 1 Cor.4:1
      • A steward is a servant entrusted with the management of a master’s possessions or people. The most essential quality of a steward is faithfulness. A faithful steward is trustworthy, dependable, reliable.
  • A Master delegates responsibility. 
      • Their responsibility matches their ability. v.14-15
      • Each steward manages his opportunity. v.16-18
  • The master returns and holds accountable v.19
      • Why are the first and second stewards blessed? v.20-23
      • Why is the third steward cursed? v.24-27
          • The good-for-nothing steward is terminated v.28-30
  • The point of Jesus parable
      1. Use your God-given abilities
          • 1 Peter 4:10
      2. Seize every opportunity
          • Galatians 6:10
          • Colossians 4:3,5
      3. Advance the Lord’s church
          • Matthew 28:18-20
          • Matthew 22:34-40
          • Acts 2:14-47
Faithful Unto Death”
John Wesley- “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.”
Matthew 25:21- “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’”

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