Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Redefines the word “stewardship” to mean more than meeting the annual budget.
Finding a way to make the act of stewardship appealing and comforting to a congregation is nearly impossible. Afire with God urges ministries and congregations to become stewards-in-action of all that God has entrusted to us. This text examines how being a good stewards goes beyond one’s financial commitment and becomes the way we live out the gospel. Included is this text are examples to reinvigorate stewardship from worship to long range planning and individual ministry growth.