You Are a Steward of the Mysteries of God

Jul 24, 2005
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): Evangelism
Hymns: 742, 789, 772, 788
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, You have given me so many blessings and gifts. Thank You! Preserve my soul. Keep me from loving the things of this world and putting my desires ahead of Yours. So fill my heart with thanksgiving for Your blessings that I gladly sacrifice what is mine and gladly serve You. Bless us in worship today as we hear Your Word and come to you with our praise and prayers. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 116

First Reading: 

Psalm 116, 1 Corinthians 4:1-2

Our love for the Lord is prompted by His greater love toward us. He hears our prayers, He delivers us from sin and death, He shows great and undeserved love to us by His rich blessings for our bodies and souls. Giving the Lord our whole heart, worshipping Him, and joyfully serving Him is a response of thanksgiving.

The Mysteries of God are all the truths that God reveals to us about Himself. By God’s grace, the Holy Spirit has created faith to see and believe these truths that are revealed in God’s Word. Jesus has made us caretakers of these saving truths. Faithful stewardship includes guarding the truth of God’s Word and sharing it.

Second Reading: 

Matthew 6:24-34

No one can serve two masters. We can’t serve the world or ourselves and still serve our Savior. Becoming caught up in the things of this earth easily leads to worry. Jesus teaches us to make the needs of our souls the priority in our lives and all the solutions for the secondary needs of this earth will fall into place.