Stewardship Focus
 

GOD’S GIFT OF GRACE        Carl K. G. Shappert

 

So the last will be first, and the first will be last.  Matthew 20:16

 

In this fast-paced, high-tech, commercialized world, many strive to achieve material wealth.  With this material wealth we hope to satisfy our egos, and to clamber up the social and/or economic ladders of success.

 

As we get caught up in the treadmill of success, we must continually be cognizant of our stewardship.  We should be good stewards because we want to be, not because we feel we must in order to maintain our status. 

Remember, all service ranks the same with God.  Our stewardship is not measured in neat units of this or that.  It is the love through which our stewardship of time, talent, and treasure is given, that is all–important.

 

How sobering.  God gives His grace.  No matter how much we give, we cannot earn what God gives.

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                                                  FASTING AND PRAYER    

We have set aside the month of January for fasting and prayer. Fasting before the Lord was a practice of God-fearing people in the Scriptures and we want to follow their example. We believe great things can be accomplished when God’s people give themselves to fasting and prayer.

 

FASTING SCHEDULE 

JANUARY   6-11              Fasting from food for one day

 

JANUARY 13-18            The Daniel’s Fast (Only fruits and vegetables)

 

JANUARY 20-25             A Media fast (Silence from television and radio)

 

JANUARY 27-31             Fasting from food for one day