Stewards After Eden – Teaching Plann

Key Thought: Stewardship has its components embedded in faithful believers who have passed them from generation to generation. It’s now our turn to be faithful stewards and pass it on to the next generation.

Lesson 5, February 3, 2018

1. Have a volunteer read Isaiah 22:14-18.

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a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What happened to Shebna because of his abuse of his position?
c. Personal Application : How can we better learn the concept that we are stewards of what we possess and are held accountable? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “Today’s world doesn’t understand stewardship toward God. We have our money, my money, my house, my car, my stuff. We think God owns ten percent and the other ninety is ours to do with as we please.” Do you tend to agree or disagree with your relative’s assessment?

2. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 4:1,2.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What are the identifying characteristics of faithful stewards in today’s society?
c. Personal Application : How can we br found faithful in our sense of calling in stewardship today? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “There are so many organizations looking for a share of money to help others throughout the world. There are TV Ministries, Satellite Ministries, radio ministries, ADRA, AWA, The Quiet Hour, and many, many more. How do we know which ones to help in sharing the gospel?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 6:13-17.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How do we put on the armor of God, and in what ways are we stewards of what we’ve been given in that armor?
c. Personal Application: How can we learn to avoid the common practice of blaming others for our mistakes? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “How can we be expected to be stewards of intangible things like the spiritual armor of God? How do we manage such spiritual things? How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 5:10.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What are the main areas of our lives should be included in our personal stewardship plans?
c. Personal Application: How can we catch the fervor for stewardship in missionary endeavors? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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