"Scriptural Texts"

Some scriptural text contains secondary stewardship messages. However, the following are particularly suited to preaching or teaching on stewardship.

Old Testament

1 Chronicles 29: 14-16 "For everything we have is from you, and we only give you what we have received from you."

Deuteronomy 14:22, 29 "Each year you shall tithe all the produce that grows in the fields you have sown so that the Lord, your God, may bless you in all that you undertake."

Deuteronomy 16:10, 16-17 "No one shall appear before the Lord empty handed, but each of you with as much as he can give, in proportion to the blessings which the Lord, God has bestowed on you."

Deuteronomy 26: 1-4 "You shall take some first fruits of the various products of the soil which you harvest. ..and putting them in a basket go to the priest (who will) set it in front of the altar of the Lord, your God."

Leviticus 27:30 "All tithes of the land, whether in grain from the field or in the fruit from the trees, belong to the Lord, as sacred to Him."

Malachi 3:10 "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and try me in this, says the Lord of Hosts."

Proverbs 3:9 "Honor the Lord with your wealth, with first fruits of all your produce; then will your barns be filled with grain, with new wine your vats will overflow."

Proverbs 11:25 "He who confers benefits will be amply enriched, and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."

Sirach 35:9 "Give to the Most High as He has given to you, generously, according to your means."

New Testament

Acts 2:44-45 "All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one's need."

Acts 4:34-35 "There was no needy person among them, they were distributed to each according to need."

Acts 20:35 "and keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus who himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

1 Corinthians 4:1 "Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God."

1 Corinthians 16:2 "On the first day of the week each of you should set aside and save whatever he can afford."

2 Corinthians 8... Generosity in giving.

2 Corinthians 9:7-8 "Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

2 Corinthians 9:8 "Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work."

Hebrews 13:16 "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have: God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind."

James 2:15-17 "lf a brother or sister has nothing to wear and no food for the day and you do not give them the necessities of life, what good is it?"

James 4:3 "You ask and you do not receive because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions."

John 9:4 "We have to do the works of the One who sent me while it is day."

John 20:21 "As the Father has sent me, so I send you."

John 14:21 "Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me."

Luke 6:38 "Give and gifts will be given to you."

Luke 10:25-37... The Greatest Commandment

Luke 11:5-8... Parable of the friend at Midnight

Luke 12:34 "For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be...Much will be required of the person entrusted with much."

Luke 14:33 "Every one of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple."

Luke 15:11-32... Parable of the Lost Son

Luke 16:1-13... Parable of the dishonest steward.

Luke 16:19-31... Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 19:1-10... Zaccheus the Tax Collector

Mark 10:43-45 "Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you, will be the slave of all."

Matthew 3:8 "Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance."

Matthew 5:1-12... The Beatitudes

Matthew 5:16 "Just so, your light must shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father."

Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one or love the other or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon."

Matthew 10:42 "Whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones, will surely not lose his reward."

Matthew 13: 1-23... The Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13:24-43... The Parable weeds among the wheat.

Matthew 14:13-21... "Give them some food yourselves."

Matthew 16:27 "He will repay everyone according to his conduct."

Matthew 22:34-40 "You shall love the Lord your God... You shall love your neighbor as yourself".

1 Peter 4:10 "As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace."

Romans 12:6-8 "Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given each of us, let us exercise them."

1 Timothy 6:7-9 "For we brought nothing in the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it."

1 Timothy 6:17-19 "Tell the rich in the present age not to be proud but rather to rely on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment, Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share so as to win the life that is true."

Titus 3:14 "But let our people learn to devote themselves to good works to supply urgent needs, so that they may not be unproductive."