Stewardship and Faithfulness

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Psa 24:1  The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. 

Hag 2:8  ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.  

How many of us know that as it relates to the Kingdom of God, each and every born again believer and disciple of Christ should understand the importance of  good stewardship? This is word that all of us should be familiar with. Someone may be asking the question, “What is stewardship?” Let me explain!

When we look at the scriptures, Jesus trained 12 ordinary men and poured into them over a three year period.  Jesus taught and preached to them. He  ministered to them, told them parables, shared the mysteries and secrets of the Kingdom, and above all he shared with them the important principles of stewardship, which equates to being faithful over that which God has entrusted to your care!

Let’s define stewardship. Stewardship is the process of being faithful as a manager or overseer over that which belongs to another. Stewardship is being faithful as a steward in everything that God entrusted to us, and that is your time, your talents, your treasure and your temple which is your body!

A steward is one has been entrusted to manage another’s property, finances, or other affairs.  Stewardship as it relates to the Kingdom of God  is personal responsibility of taking care of the gifts, talents and abilities that God has given to you for his glory. 

The term stewardship literally refers to a responsibility given to an individual to take care of something one does not own, or something that has been entrusted to your care.

The bible says in Psalm 24:1:  “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who  dwell therein.”  Which means that everything that we have in our possession or own really belongs to God.  This is why we must take care of Gods property which is his people, money, property, and his church!  

Many of the parables that Jesus spoke about dealt with stewardship and being faithful! Both of these words go hand in hand!  One of the names of God is Adonai, which means Lord, master and owner. How many of us know that the LORD is owner of the entire earth!

God created everything that you and I have and own.  A man may have put it together or an idea was given, but it all came from God. Listen to what the Bible says:

Psa 24:1  The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. 

Psa 50:10  For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. 

Hag 2:8  ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.  

Mat 21:13  And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer. 

Sometimes we as Pastor’s say come and visit my church, but the truth of the matter is that the church belongs to God. That is why Jesus said, “Upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” (Matt 16: 18)  

Jesus also said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” (Matt 21: 13) If you all can remember Jesus got mad when the people of God where doing everything in his house except praying and worshipping. That is the only time I find in the Bible where Jesus whipped some folks!

God created everything! He even created you, which means that even your body does not belong to you!  This is why you must take care of your body!

1Co 6:19  Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 

1Cor 6:20  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 

The money you have does not belong to you! Sure you have it, you worked for it, you saved it, but it belongs to God. You know how I know it belongs to God, when you die, you can’t take it with you!  Psalm 24:1  The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who  dwell therein.

I have never been to a funeral where someone took the house, car, bank account, gold and silver to the grave with them!  Have  you?

In the Bible Jesus told many parables about stewardship, and how important it is to be a good steward over the things that have been entrusted to us. This is why we must handle our finances properly, take care of the Lords house, handle his money wisely, as well as his people.

See the question is, “What are you doing with what belongs to God?”  Are you using it for the Glory of God or wasting it?  Are you being faithful with gifts that God has entrusted to you?  Some of us have many gifts and abilities, some of us have a few abilities, and some have only one ability. But whatever the Lord has blessed you with, God wants you to use it for his Glory and to be a good steward over it.

Stewardship for us as believers in Christ is being faithful as a steward in our giving, our time, talents, our temple and our treasure. Which means that everything that we have in our possession really belongs to God.  He gave us dominion over everything but it belongs to God. Listen to the scriptures:

Psa 115:15  May you be blessed by the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. 

Psa 115:16  The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s; but the earth He has given to the children of men. 

Notice that God owns it all, but has given us dominion over it or to maintain it!

Good stewardship can be summed up in one word, and that word is faithful! Are you being faithful with the thing that God has entrusted to you? As a matter of fact have you been faithful in what has been entrusted to you in the church or ministry in which you are a member?

The Lord will never give you greater if you have not been faithful with the little. The problem we have in many churches is that there are many people who but don’t understand good stewardship or faithfulness!

Now let us understand that being faithful and faithfulness is not just a Biblical principle, it is a life principle!

This is not just a Kingdom principle for those in church. Each and every person reading this must be faithful in relationships, on your job, in schoolwork, in friendships, and in anything in which you have a responsibility or accountability! The Apostle Paul said something profound in 1 Cor 4: 1-2:

1Cor 4:2  Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.  Did you get that? It is required? Paul confirms what many other scriptures in the Bible declare.

Proverbs the book of wisdom also speaks about the blessings that are imparted to the faithful man or woman!

Pro 28:20  A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished. 

This is so true! It is amazing today that most people want a get rich quick scheme for business to get money! It doesn’t work that way.  The only place you will find success before work is in the dictionary!

One of the most profound teachings on being faithful can be found in Luke 16: 10-12 . This scripture sets the standard! Let us read:

Luk 16:10  He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 

Luk 16:11  If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 

Luk 16:12  And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? 

Notice that Yeshua (Jesus) Christ, the greatest teacher that ever walked this planet gives us three profound principles of stewardship:

  1. Be faithful in the little.
  2. Be faithful with worldly wealth.
  3. Be faithful with that which belongs to another man.

Just remember that when you are faithful with the little, God will entrust you with much more. Is this not a principle of sowing and reaping?  This is why it is important to take your servitude and stewardship seriously. God is watching and remember that whatever we sow we reap.   When we are faithful with the little, God will reward us with much more.

Ps 101:6 – My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me. He who walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

Rom 14:12  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 

Did you know that all of us will stand before the Lord one day. As a matter of fact, every King, Queen, President, or Ruler in the earth shall stand before the Most High God. 

There will be two judgments! The Great White Throne of judgment is for unbelievers and non-Christians. It is not for rewards. It is account to God for your works in the earth!  Christians will stand before the judgment seat of Christ. This judgment is for crowns and rewards. Crowns and rewards will be given according to works and words.

I want you to know that if we live our lives according to the principles of the Kingdom of God you can rest assured that God will entrust us with much more.  As a Kingdom citizen in Christ we are supposed to be good managers over everything that God has entrusted to us! One day when we will stand before the KING of Kings and LORD of Lord’s, it should be our desire to hear:

Mat 25:23  ‘Well done, good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

God bless, Pastor Quinn

Are you connected through the Faithbook?

Rom 10:17  So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 

Heb 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 

Heb 11:2  For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 

Heb 11:3  By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. 

I want to continue with our teaching on Overcoming Faith, and I want to ask you a question? Are you connected to God through his faithbook? This is an interesting question, but I will explain in a moment!

We have been sharing over the last month on the importance of having overcoming faith in the times that we live in.  In our last teaching I shared the importance of overcoming by the Word of God and the Name of God, and today I am going to go a little deeper as it relates to overcoming by the Word of God. Because this is a profound revelation that has been given to those who desire to do the perfect will of God.

Remember in the book of Revelation, the church of Philadelphia received commendation from the LORD because although they had a little strength, they kept the Word of God and did not deny the name of God according to Rev 3: 8. What is even more interesting is that in Rev 3:10, the LORD said, “Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”

I want you to know today that it doesn’t matter how much you come to church, the question is? Are you keeping the WORD of God and not denying the name of God? Because when we stand before the LORD these two principles will testify against everyone on the whole earth!

So today the LORD wanted me to ask a question? Are you connected to God through his faithbook?  I know you have a facebook account, but how is your faithbook account with God?  How many of us know that God is sending out friend requests everyday, and many people just let them hang! ( :

 In Rev 3: 20, the LORD said, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. “

Rev 3:21  To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 

Rev 3:22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches. 

Isn’t it amazing that God is knocking and wants to fellowship with many people,  but we are too busy. The LORD wants me to warn each and every person under the sound of my voice who may hear this message, it’s time to get connected to God through his faithbook! The faithbook is your Bible, it is your sword, and it is the Word of God!

I want you to know that if you are going to overcome as a victorious believer in Christ you will have to be strong and obedient as it relates to the Word of God!

You need to know that one of the most important principles in the Kingdom of God for the believer is your faith. Faith is one of the most important principles in the Word of God.

1Jn 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

1Jn 5:4  For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

1Jn 5:5  Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

In Luke chapter 18, Jesus gave us a parable about prayer and how important it is to pray and not to faint, and that we should be persistent in your prayers.  At the end of Luke 18:8 the last thing that Jesus said is,  “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

So we find that many people are departing from the faith, or losing faith! There are a number of reasons why this could be, but one of the things that the Lord showed me is that the enemy is using the spirit of distraction against many  believers today.  Remember that the Bible says that although we are in the world, we are not of the world. But because of the increase in technology, social media knowledge has increased, and many people are more connected to the things of the world than the things of God.

How many of us know that in today’s generation, knowledge and information travels faster than any period of history known to man.  We have all kinds of gadgets that keep us connected to what’s going on in and around the world and connected to one another.  

The most popular medium we have today is Facebook.  Facebook is popular because it allows people to connect to one another all over the world. There are millions of people on Facebook because it is all about connecting with people.

But one of the things the Lord showed me is that although we are connected to people, we need to be connected to God through his Faithbook!  Because there is no way you will be able to overcome trials, tests, tribulations, troubles and temptations if you are not connected to God through relationship and his Word!

Just as we connect to people, we need to connect to God.  There are a lot of people that spend a lot of time on Facebook, but have not connected to God through the Faithbook!

And just because you may not be on Facebook, that doesn’t mean  there aren’t other distractions in your life that prevent you from connecting to God! One of the reasons a lot of people in the body get complacent, and stagnated in their relationship with the Lord is because they disconnect from God. So we may be increasing in wisdom and knowledge of the world, but decreasing in the wisdom and the knowledge of God.

2Ti 3:7  “Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Listen, when God created you, he created you for his Glory, and when you connect to God you find true purpose, peace, and joy. You also begin to understand that if God created you, you don’t have to stress, you don’t have to struggle, and you don’t have to worry about your life. Because if God made you, surely he knows how to take care of you!

So how do you connect with God? Listen to what the Word of God says!

Jas 4:8  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Jas 4:10  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

Mat 11:28  Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Joh 15:7  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

Surrendering is the first step towards connecting to God.  We must be careful church, because we can connect to so many things today which are not really building us up on our most holy faith. We are connected to television, we are connected to the internet, we are connected to people, and we are connected through cellphones. We connect to so many things that are in themselves not bad, but if you are connected to everything else, but not connected to the Lord through prayer, study of the Word, and consistent fellowship, sooner or later you will be weakened by your lack of fellowship.

The LORD said we network with everybody except God. We communicate with people all over the world, except the one who created the world!

The Lord desires to fellowship with each and every one of us.  The scriptures says in Rev 3: 20, “Behold I stand at the door and knock, and if anyone opens the door, I will come in and sup or fellowship with him, and him with me.”

When we fellowship with the Lord, he gives us the strength to overcome and do the impossible. Why? Because nothing is impossible in God, and all things are possible to them that believe! Impossible is always possible through faith when we are connected to the LORD!

And so it is so important we not only connect to God, but stay connected!

It’s like electricity in your home. When you plug into the power source, the power is released!  But the key thing is: You have to plug in!

So someone may be asking how do I connect to God?

First of all you must connect to the source. How do you do that? Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is LORD according to Rom 10:8-10.  Then you must be born again! This is how you get connected.

Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Two, If you are already born again and saved, study the Word and stay in the Word! A good idea is to get a good daily devotional.

2Ti 2:15  Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 

Three, you must stay connected to the LORD! How?  Through faith, and through the faithbook which is his Word!

Joh 15:7  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 

I pray you have been encouraged! I challenge you to spend some quality time in the faithbook which is the Word of God!  God Bless,

Pastor Quinn