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STEWARDS and their REWARDS. 1 Cor 3:11-14 11For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,. 1 Cor 3:11-14

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Stewards and their rewards

STEWARDS

and their

REWARDS


Stewards and their rewards

1 Cor 3:11-14

11For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,


Stewards and their rewards

1 Cor 3:11-14

13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work,of what sort it is.

14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.


Stewards and their rewards

1 Cor 3:11-14

13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work,of what sort it is.

14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.


Stewards and their rewards

1 Corinthians 3:11-15

Key verse: 13

“of what sort it is”

quality

not quantity


Stewards and their rewards

1 Cor 4:1-2

Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.


Stewards and their rewards

1 Cor 4:1-2

Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a steward


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a Steward

The difference between a servant and a steward:

rLet a man so consider us, as SERVANTS of Christ

and STEWARDS of the mysteries of God.


Stewards and their rewards

1 Cor 4:1-2

Let a man so consider us, as servantsof Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.


Stewards and their rewards

1 Cor 4:1-2

Let a man so consider us, as servantsof Christ and stewardsof the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.

Stewards


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a Steward

The difference between a steward and a servant:

The level of responsibility


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a Steward

The primary qualification of a steward:

pistos


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a Steward

Pistos –

First aspect:

1. Full of Faith


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a Steward

What faith is not:

1. A MAGIC LANTERN


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a Steward

What faith is not:

2. Hoping really hard


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a Steward

What faith is not:

3. Positive thinking


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a Steward

What faith is:

Faith is hearing God speak and responding to Him with actions of obedience and attitudes of dependence on Him


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a Steward

Pistos –

Second aspect:

2. Dependable


Stewards and their rewards

I. The Character of a Steward

How do we develop?


Stewards and their rewards

II. The Responsibility of a Steward

4:1 Let a man so consider us,

as servants of Christ and stewards

of the MYSTERIES of God.


Stewards and their rewards

The Responsibility of a Steward

The “mysteries of God” =

New Covenant truth

4:1 Let a man so consider us,

as servants of Christ and stewards

of the MYSTERIES of God


Stewards and their rewards

WHAT IS MYSTERY?

Colossians. 1:26

The MYSTERY

which has been hidden

from ages

and from generations,

but now has been revealed

to His saints.


Stewards and their rewards

WHAT IS MYSTERY?

Romans 16:25

Now to Him who is able to establish

you according to my gospel

and the preaching of Jesus Christ,

according to the revelation

of the MYSTERY kept secret

since the world began.


Stewards and their rewards

WHAT IS MYSTERY?

Ephesians 3:4,5.

by which, when you read,

you may understand my knowledge

in the of Christ), 5 which

in other ages was not made

known to the sons of men,

as it has now been revealed

by the MYSTERY of the Spirit

to His holy apostles and prophets:


Stewards and their rewards

Mystery Examples


Stewards and their rewards

The Kingdom of God

Mark 4:11

And He said to them,

“To you it has been given to know

the MYSTERY of the KINGDOM OF GOD;

but to those who are outside,

all things come in parables,


Stewards and their rewards

Gentiles are fellow heirs

Eph. 3:2-6

3 He made known to me the MYSTERY

6 that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs,

of the same body,

and partakers of His promise in Christ

through the gospel,


Stewards and their rewards

Church as bride of Christ

Eph. 5:25-32

Eph. 5:32 This is a great MYSTERY,

but I speak concerning

Christ and the church.


Stewards and their rewards

The indwelling Christ

Col. 1:27

to make known

what are the riches of the glory

of this MYSTERY among the Gentiles:

which is Christ in you, the hope of glory


Stewards and their rewards

The ministry of the Holy Spirit

1 Cor 2:6-16

7 But we speak the wisdom of God

in a MYSTERY

10 But God has revealed them to us

through His Spirit.


Stewards and their rewards

The church raptured

1 Cor 15:51,52

51 Behold, I tell you a MYSTERY:

We shall not all sleep,

but we shall all be changed—


Stewards and their rewards

The blindness of he Gentiles

until the fullness of the Gentiles

Rom. 11:25

For I do not desire, brethren,

that you should be ignorant of this MYSTERY,

lest you should be wise in your own opinion,

that blindness in part has happened to Israel

until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.


Stewards and their rewards

II. The Responsibility of a

Steward

1. Understanding


Stewards and their rewards

II. The Responsibility of a

Steward

2. Teaching


Stewards and their rewards

III. The Role of a Steward


Stewards and their rewards

III. The Role of a Steward

REMEMBER:

The steward is not the head of the church


Stewards and their rewards

Jesus is


Stewards and their rewards

III. The Role of a Steward

BUT the steward has . . .

Great responsibility for the church


Stewards and their rewards

The steward cannot function well with great authority, if he has not learned to serve…


Stewards and their rewards

…and to be

FAITHFUL


Stewards and their rewards

IV. The Judgment of a Steward


Stewards and their rewards

The Judgment of a Steward

Not what people think 4:3

.

3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by YOU or by a HUMAN COURT. In fact, I do not even judge myself.


Stewards and their rewards

The Judgment of a Steward

Not what I think about myself

4:4

.

4a For I know of nothing against MYSELF,

yet I am not justified by this


Stewards and their rewards

The Judgment of a Steward

BUT what the Lord thinks 4:4

.

4b  but He who judges me is the Lord.


Stewards and their rewards

1 Cor 4:5

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts; and then each one’s praise will come from God.


Stewards and their rewards

Reward is on the basis

of faithfulness

to one’s stewardship


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