Contributed by Michael Elmore on Jan 17, 2002
STEWARD OF THE LIGHT
In the nineteenth century, lighthouses on the U.S. coasts were tended by lighthouse keepers and their families. If a man who tended the light took ill or became disabled, often the work was picked up by his wife or children. Such was the case of Hosea Lewis.
Contributed by Francis Balla on Nov 15, 2012
SOMETIMES WE NEED A STEWARD
If you ever get to Venice, one of the places to see is Saint Mark's Square, the spot Napoleon called "the drawing room of Europe." But if you go there, make sure your belly is covered up. It’s not that there's exactly a dress code, but there is an expectation of
Contributed by Jerry Falwell on Mar 7, 2002
A steward is like a manager of a local McDonald’s Restaurant who carries out the aims of the owners, maximizes profits, while handling all the problems. Dr. Towns teaches a stewardship lesson in the Pastor’s Bible Class at Thomas Road Baptist Church which is the most requested lesson of all he has
Contributed by Don Hawks on Aug 20, 2004
One communion Sunday, the communion steward prepared communion with a twist. When it came time to uncover the elements the grape juice looked darker than usual. The pastor thought nothing of it and began to serve the communion. Promptly upon receiving the cup, each recipient’s face had a
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Oct 13, 2007
QUOTE: Tom Gardner writes, “A steward is someone who has been entrusted with the resources of another… A steward stands in stark contrast to the consumer or user… The basis of stewardship is the
Contributed by Donald Minshew on Jul 21, 2006
Dr. Steward Anderson tells about a man named Bobby Leach from England who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel without being harmed. Years later, he was walking down the street and stepped on an orange peel. He had to be taken to the hospital with a badly fractured leg. Some great temptations,
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Mar 17, 2009
Our room steward, Denny, was so nice and seemed to genuinely show concern and respect to our family. It was amazing. So as I thought about this issue of respect, which we are going to talk about today, I also began to wonder if respect can be bought.
How many of you have been on a cruise? This
Introduction: At the time of this story, Joseph was second in command only to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. Joseph’s brothers had come a year or so before this to buy grain; now, that grain was gone and they came back to purchase some more. But they were in for a surprise once they came in contact
Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 30, 2018
When we are out of control, God is in control. But, God is not selfish. He may desire to use you to help others, even to stop your own life from spinning out of control. Are you a victim or a volunteer? Would you be willing to say as did, Isaiah, "Here am I Lord, send me," (Isaiah 6:8) or would
I and several other preaching students were permitted to visit Brother G. E. Steward, a masterful preacher of the gospel, who was holding a gospel meeting in Houston, TX, in the summer of 1972. We were permitted to bring lessons at that meeting.
He was following Brother Keeble’s manner of
i. Barton states, “Ultimately, any exercise in extravagant stewardship involves risk. In the Parable of the Talents, the bottom line for the wicked and unfaithful steward was that he was risk averse. This steward let his flesh, feelings, and unhealthy
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Sep 25, 2009
The phrase ‘faithfully administering’ (1 Peter 4:10) could also be translated “as good stewards.” A “steward” was one who served as a house manager; he had no wealth of his own, but distributed his master’s wealth
When I think of the promises of God, I’m reminded of the story of the young man who had a dream to go to America. He scrimped and saved, and did everything in his power to save enough money to buy a ticket on a boat bound for America. The day came when he had precisely the amount of money
Contributed by Hal Seed on Jul 27, 2007
“The Turkish landowner… is vividly remembered as corrupt, ruthless, and indifferent to any suffering he or his steward might cause his renters. [But] this scene is quite different from the one in the parable. At the very beginning, someone cares enough about the welfare of the master to report the
Contributed by Ken Pell on Sep 17, 2007
A couple taking a cruise on a transatlantic ocean liner awoke one morning and saw dark, threatening clouds on the horizon. They decided this would be a good day to have breakfast in the room so they called for room service.
When the steward arrived with their meal he made a comment about the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
A passenger on an ocean liner was enduring a rough Atlantic crossing. As he leaned over the rail, his face a shade of green, a steward came along and tried to encourage him: "Don’t be discouraged, sir! No one’s ever died of seasickness yet!"
The nauseous passenger looked up at
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 26, 2009
Laws of Stewardship, Sowing and Reaping
A few of the Laws of Stewardship and of Sowing and Reaping:
THE LAW OF RIGHTFUL OWNERSHIP – Nothing truly belongs to us; everything actually belongs to God.
THE LAW OF PURPOSEFUL POSSESSION – Wise stewards are guided by lordship, not “hoardship.”
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
A Graduate's Call
(Are Only Stewards)
A disciplined feeding on the Word of God and surrendering to the Lord in prayer leads to an understanding that mankind are only stewards to what God has given them. A man does not become a steward after he has been saved, nor after
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jan 31, 2006
“God has placed in our trust a measure of time, a unique set of talents, and sufficient resources to carry out His will for each of our lives. Our task as faithful stewards is to manage those
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to lifeto God. As the old saying puts it: What