Giving to God.

A Different Look at Stewardship.

A Super Sunday School.

A Book Study to Unite us in the Gospel.

 

We are about to engage in a congregational journey through Mark Allan Powell’s book, Giving to God – the Bible’s Good News About Living a Generous Life.  Powell takes a refreshing approach to Biblical Stewardship as he focuses on relationship between God and His people rather than on money.  The Good News is that God is creator and owner of everything, and we are His blessed children receiving His generous gifts.

Powell reminds us that 100% of our lives are lived under God.  He calls it 100% stewardship as we use all that God has given us to honor and praise Hi in our daily living.  In very blunt fashion Powell writes, “Some people are not willing to recognize God as owner of all that they have or accept the implications of such sovereignty.  I am not sure what to say to such persons except to tell them they are wrong and need to repent.”

On the Sundays in October we will look at Stewardship as:

  1. Getting Completely Wet
  2. An Act of Worship
  3. An Expression of Faith
  4. A Spiritual Discipline

Our Super Sunday School will combine the Adult Classes in the Family Life Center each week at 9.30 AM as we review the introduction and first three chapters of the book, sharing in discussion.  We will also hear personal testimonies from some of our members.  Join us in worship, as the sermon on the assigned Biblical text will enhance our studies.

I am excited about this study and hope that you will make every effort to be involved.  St. John’s is gifting each family a free copy of Powell’s book.  Additional copies are available for $10 each.  (Donations to offset the cost of purchasing the books will be accepted but not expected.)

Do you want to live a happier life?  The book will help you.  In Philippians 4:11, Paul writes “…I have learned to be content with whatever I have.”

Stewardship is not about money as much as it is about trust.  Powell writes: “For the Apostle Paul, the secret of being content seems to lie in an absolute assurance that God provides him with everything he needs to be the person God wants him to be and to have the life God wants him to have.”

 

Share in the blessings of this study,

Pastor Don