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Sermons on Stewardship

Before we read the text before us, I want to say simply that whether you recognize it or not you’re investing your life right now towards something. You’re weary pursuing something. Most of us go to bed tired. The question is, “For what? What has drained you? What have you been working toward? What have you been stressed over? What keeps you awake at night?” We’re all investing...

The stewardship committee of the diaconate each year designates this as Stewardship Sunday so I think it would be helpful to understand that Stewardship Sunday is not the ecclesiastical equivalent of NPR Drivetime. This is not a fundraising telethon. No matter how long it may feel to you as you listen, I promise the sermon really will not go on and on and on until you give more...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 4, 2012

“Happy Giving: Because You Want To”

2 Corinthians 9:5-7

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Corinthians chapters 8 and 9. The stewardship committee has chosen 2 Corinthians 9 verse 7 as our theme verse this year: “Each one must give as he has decided in his...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 6, 2011

“The Reasons for Giving”

1 Chronicles 29:9

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan

If you’d take your Bibles in hand and turn with me to 1 Chronicles...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 7, 2010

Stewardship Sunday

Matthew 6:19-21

“The Treasure Test”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

That is a radical hymn [Take My Life and Let It Be]. Many of us have sung that hymn dozens, if not hundreds, of times. If we really believed what we were singing and lived like it, everybody around us would know it. And that's really what...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 1, 2009

Stewardship Sunday

1 Timothy 6:6-8

“Godliness with Contentment is Great Gain”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

This morning we will look at 1 Timothy chapter 6, verses 6 to 8 this morning. This is the passage that our deacon-stewardship committee has chosen as the theme, or to draw the theme, of our stewardship season this year — “Godliness with Contentment is...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 2, 2008

Stewardship Commitment Sunday

II Corinthians 9:7b-9

“Cheerful?”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Dr. Duncan: Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from one generation to another; before the mountains were brought forth or ever the earth and the world were made, Thou art God, from everlasting to everlasting, to everlasting. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 3, 2007

Stewardship Sunday — 2007

I Chronicles 29:11-12

“Everything Is Yours, Lord”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to I Chronicles, chapter 29. We’ll be looking at verses 11 and 12, but we’ll also be looking at some of the verses around them. The Deacons have chosen...

The Lord's Day Morning

October 29, 2006

Matthew 6:19-21

“Is Your Treasure Showing?”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew 6, and be looking at verses 16-19. This is the passage from which the theme of the stewardship season comes. Our Stewardship Committee has chosen once again to emphasize that stewardship is a matter of...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 6, 2005

II Corinthians 9:6-7

“The Cheerful Giver”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated.

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to II Corinthians, chapter nine, verses six and seven. These are the verses, this is the passage, that the Deacons’ Stewardship Committee has chosen as our emphasis during stewardship season this year.

It is...

The Lord's Day Morning

October 30, 2005

II Corinthians 8:9-15

“What the Bible Says About Christian Giving”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to II Corinthians, chapter eight.

This is stewardship season. You have already received in your mail from the church an outline of the church's budget for the year 2006 for ministry and benevolences....

Stewardship Sunday 1 Corinthians 4:2 Thinking and Living Like a Steward

Turn with me to 1 Corinthians chapter 4. The second verse of the fourth chapter of 1 Corinthians is our text for today. The Stewardship Committee a number of months ago landed upon this as the theme verse for our Stewardship Commitment for 2004, and since today is our annual Commitment Sunday, we're provided by looking at...

Psalm 100:3 The Reasons of Christian Stewardship Stewardship 2004

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 100. You’ll want to be ready to follow with me through a number of passages today. Our commitment Sunday is on the first Sunday of November. That's when we traditionally make our commitments for the support of the church's work and worship for the...

Malachi 3:8-12 Robbing God

Stewardship Sunday, November 3, 2002

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn to the book of Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, to the third chapter. The stewardship committee has chosen Malachi 3:10 as this year's stewardship theme verse and it seems appropriate to look at that passage and its context in some detail. Malachi prophesied during what Old...

Matthew 25:14-30 The Joy of Stewardship

O, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good. His steadfast love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from trouble. Let us worship God.

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light, O God, and this is all of Your doing, all of Your grace, and we have been...

I Timothy 6:17-19 Instructions to Comfortable Christians about Wealth

If You have your bibles, I'd invite You to turn with me to First Timothy, chapter 6. That picture from Vaughan Williams, of the thousands upon thousands “streaming from ocean's farthest coast, into the gates of pearl between the Father, Son and Holy Ghost,” never ceases to grip me, and to move me, and its something for which I...

Luke 16:1-13 Biblical Christian Stewardship

Our Lord and our God, we bow before You and we acknowledge You as the one eternal God, Father, and Holy Spirit. As You were in the beginning, are now and ever shall be, world without end. We praise You, O God. We come into Your presence, we come with thanksgiving in our hearts. We hardly can conceive the number and the weight...

I Chronicles 29:11-12 A Kingdom Perspective on Stewardship

I'd invite you to turn with me to First Chronicles, chapter 29. First Chronicles 29, verses 11 and 12. You are familiar with these verses by now. You heard a profound and passionate exposition of them last week. You have seen them on your stewardship information cards. These are the things proclaiming the stewardship season. And I want to look...

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