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Relevant Stewardship Scriptural Verses
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TIME

Proverbs 23:4-5 – Do not toil to acquire wealth; be wise enough to desist. When your eyes light upon it, it is gone; for suddenly it takes to itself wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.

Matthew 5-7 – Sermon on the Mount (cf. Luke 6-8)

Luke 10:25-37 – Good Samaritan

Romans 12 – The consecrated life

Titus 2:1-10 – Time in relationships as stewardship

James 1:22-27 – Be doers of the word, and not hearers only

TALENT

Numbers 18 – The Lord gives a priesthood to make the offerings for the people (tie this in with the “royal priesthood” of 1-2 Peter)

Proverbs 18:16 – A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.

Matthew 5-7 – Sermon on the Mount (cf. Luke 6-8)

Matthew 25 – Parable of the Talents (cf. Luke 19:11-27)

Luke 15-16 – Prodigal Son, Dishonest steward

John 15:1-7 – The vine must bring forth fruit

Romans 12 – The consecrated life

1 Corinthians 7:7 – I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own special gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.

1 Corinthians 12-14 – Spiritual gifts

Galatians 5:16-6:2 – Works of the Spirit

Galatians 6:2-10 – Reaping what we sow

Hebrews 6:1-8 – Apostasy and dead works

James 1:22-27 – Be doers of the word, and not hearers only

James 2-3 – Good works and faith

1 Peter 4:10-11 – As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.

TREASURE

Genesis 22 – Story of Abraham and Isaac

Leviticus 25 – Even the land keeps the Sabbath and makes an offering to the Lord

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 – Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the light of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth; that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as at this day.

Deuteronomy 16:16b-17 – They shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed; every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you.

Matthew 5-7 – Sermon on the Mount (cf. Luke 6-8)

Matthew 19:16-26 – Rich young man (cf. Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30)

Matthew 25 – Great Judgment

Mark 12:41-44 – The widow’s mite (cf. Luke 21:1-4)

Acts 5:1-11 – Ananias and Sapphira

Acts 20:35 – (Paul said) In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Romans 12 – The consecrated life

Romans 13:6-10 – Taxes, giving and money

1 Corinthians 16:1-4 – Contributions

Ephesians 4:28 – Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need.

1 Timothy 6:7-11 – love of money is the root of all evil

James 2 – Care for the poor

James 5:1-9 – Contrast between the cares of the rich and godliness

SPIRITUAL ATTITUDE ABOUT STEWARDSHIP

Genesis 4 – Story of Cain and Abel

Exodus 35:4-5 – Moses said to all the congregation of the people of Israel, “This is the thing which the Lord has commanded, Take from among you an offering to the Lord; whoever is of a generous heart, let him bring the Lord’s offering...”

Leviticus 1:1-6:7 – Types of offerings expected of Israel

1 Kings 18 – Contest of the offerings on Mount Carmel (“God vs. Baal”)

1 Chronicles (3 Kings) 29:13-14 – And now we thank You, our God, and praise Your glorious Name. “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from You, and of Your own have we given You.”

Proverbs 23:26 – My son, give Me your heart, and let your eyes observe My ways.

Matthew 21 – Parables of judgment (read during Holy Week services [cf. Mark 11:11-23; Luke 11-12])

Mark 15:43-16:8 – Joseph of Arimethea (Caring for the Body of Christ)

Luke 11:9-13 – God is generous to us (cf. Stories of the “five loaves”)

Luke 14:12-24 – Attitudes about giving; Great Banquet

Luke 16 – Dishonest steward; Lazarus and the rich man

Luke 17:11-19 – Ten lepers cleansed (thanksgiving)

Luke 19:1-10 – Zacchaeus

Luke 19:45-46 – And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of -prayer’; but you have made it a den of robbers.” (cf. Mt. 21:23-27; Mk. 11:27-33; Jn. 2:18-22)

John 6:27-51 – God gives the Bread from Heaven; Jesus as the bread of life

John 21:15-25 – Peter’s confession (if you love the Lord, feed His sheep)

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 – Glorify God in your body

1 Corinthians 9:2-12 – Apostleship

1 Corinthians 10:28-33 – Do all that you do to the glory of God

2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15 – The offering for the Jerusalem church

Ephesians 5: Marriage as a mutual sacrifice - image of our relationship with the Church.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-23 – give thanks in all circumstances

Hebrews 10:1-10 – The offering of Christ is the only true offering

1 Peter/2 Peter – Pastoral exhortations about stewardship; royal priesthood