One Life to Give
The Crossing Church takes a look at what it means to be a follower of Christ, a true disciple, and maintain a relationship with God and others as they look at the Church Covenant for the upcoming 2012 year.
Are we living as slaves or are we free? In our freedom, are we serving all men?
Jesus returns to the brother who asked to gain a share of his inheritance and deals with stewardship from the ideas of relationship and respect rather than just having "rights."
What am I telling my fellow man by my actions? Am I more concerned with my connections, or am I living out of my convictions? My closest problem is my most effective place of influence.
Is my life the same in public as it is in private? Am I giving in to my place or my face? If you create a false view to the world; do you really have anything to give or be a steward of?
The Crossing discusses the meaning of true Stewardship. Is it about my wealth or my worth? Two key principles rise out of this concept of "being a steward." 1. Because there is blessing; there is responsibility. Because there is responsibility; there are questions to be asked. Like: What shall I do? Who will I ask? and Who will get what I have? 2. You can only give what you possess. You can only posses what you give.