Week 6 – Steward

One who cares for the household of God
INTRODUcommunity volunteers stewards webCTION TO THE WEEK
This week’s study focuses on the ways that a disciple becomes a steward, a role which derives from being a creature of a created world and leads to perceiving one’s responsibility for the earth and all living things. As we will discover over the course of this week, being a steward may include having responsibility for the goods of the household, including people, food, property, money and land. Or it may involve being a steward of our time, energy, or a particular vocation: using the particular gifts each of us
has received from God for service in the community.

Practicing stewardship is an aspect of God’s covenant with humanity, and is directly related to a community’s care for the earth, their neighbors, as well as their rituals and laws. Care for all of these things expresses thanksgiving and praise to, and for, the divine source of all.

In every case we consider this week, the household we are focused on is the household of God. This is the wider community that includes all God’s faithful people everywhere. We are all stewards of everything in God’s household: people, food, property, money, land.

Many of our reflections this week are taken from the Gospel of Luke, the gospel that is most concerned with how people relate to their possessions.

Interview: Curt Mowen used to deal with the topic of stewardship at church by ignoring it. Then God intervened, and today Curt sees all of life as stewardship. Listen to Curt’s story.

The entire week’s study in pdf format:
Steward

The study day by day:

Monday – scripture, commentary, questions for reflection, prayer
Tuesday – scripture, commentary, questions for reflection, prayer
Wednesday – scripture, commentary, questions for reflection, prayer
Thursday – scripture, commentary, questions for reflection, prayer
Friday – scripture, commentary, questions for reflection, prayer
Saturday – scripture, commentary, questions for reflection, prayer

Podcasts

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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