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Nov. 24, 2008

Stewardship Lesson #3: Giving First Fruits

This is third of three Peace Lutheran Stewardship sermons Proverbs 3:5-10 Pastor Rolf Svanoe delivers a sermon that reminds us of giving the first fruits from God, for all that comes to us is what God has given to us.  By giving the first fruits we are reminded that we are stewards of what God has given to us.  The
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Jul. 21, 2008

Temple Talks

Powerful temple talks occur when a respected member of the congregation speaks during a worship service conveying a spiritual message on how God has been present in their lives and how that has led to generosity.   Temple talks of this nature have literally been the key to significant changes in attitudes and behavior for whole congregations. Temple Talks By
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Jul. 16, 2008

A Theology for Christian Stewardship

“From the doctrine of creation we derive the concepts of God’s sovereignty and our trusteeship and responsibility. From the doctrine of redemption we derive our insight into the grace which restores sinners into fellowship with God and awakens the gratitude, joy and love which motivates us to give our lives to our Redeemer. From the doctrine of sanctification we derive
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Jan. 16, 2008

Living in Abundance: Faith Working through Love (Session 3 of 3)

A three-part series of Bible lessons about stewardship. The second session looks at the distinction between faith and works as they relate to stewardship. Living in Abundance: Faith Working through Love Opening prayer Blessed Lord God, you have caused the Holy Scriptures to be written for the nourishment of your people. Grant that we may hear them, read, mark, learn,
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Jan. 16, 2008

Living in Abundance: Jesus, Money and Faith (Session 2 of 3)

A three-part series of Bible lessons about stewardship. The second session looks at how Jesus talks about money and faith. Living in Abundance: “Jesus, Money and Faith” Opening Prayer: O God of power and might, your Son shows us the way of service, and in him we inherit the riches of your grace. Give us the wisdom to know what
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Jan. 16, 2008

Living in Abundance: Perspectives from Classic Texts in Scripture (Session 1 of 3)

A three-part series of Bible lessons about stewardship. The first session looks at how Genesis uses words like “image of God” and “dominion” to talk about stewardship. Living in God’s Abundance: Perspectives from Classic Texts in Scripture Opening prayer God Almighty, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Grant us, we pray, to be grounded and settled in your truth by
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Nov. 19, 2007

The Pastoral Stewardship Letter

This is an example of a stewardship letter sent by two pastors to congregation members.  The letter includes prayer, biblical reflection, thanksgiving, personal testimony, a bold ask and information about how to make a commitment. The Pastoral Stewardship Letter Dear Glenn and Rebecca, We dare to pray this prayer with the belief that this is God’s hope for each of
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Aug. 06, 2007

Edythe’s Gifts: Three Stewardship Skits

Have you ever found a gift that was so perfect for someone that you couldn’t wait to give it to them? Now contrast that with a gift you’ve given out of a sense of obligation. It’s a little like what a woman named Edythe experiences in the stewardship skits that follow. Each year, as she considers her annual pledge to
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Oct. 12, 2004

A Liturgy for God’s Word

Here is a litany to be used when pledges are being received during worship.     A Liturgy for God’s Word Includes the reception of pledge cards Exhortation P. The Lord God in his goodness has seen fit to call us together as the Church of Jesus Christ in this place. In our history of being God’s people of the
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Nov. 14, 2002

Fifteen Stewardship Songs

Glenn Evavold gifts the church with stewardship songs. Below are the texts to these songs.  Contact Glenn Evavold for more information on the songs and permission to use them.    SONG TITLES: GIVING TO GOD FAITHFUL STWEARDSHIP GOD KNOWS THE MUSIC OF OUR HEARTS GIVE TILL IT FEELS GOOD WALK THE WALK, TALK THE TALK WHERE MY HEART IS THAT