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. 1 Corinthians 4:1,2
Stewards of the Mysteries of God
The reason I picked Chapter Four, Verses 1 and 2 of First Corinthians as the foundational verse of our ministry is because I believe that before we consider our financial stewardship, we must first come to the realization that God calls us, as believers, to be stewards first of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul reminds us, as stewards of the gospel, that it is required by God that we would be found as faithful stewards. I believe that all of our financial stewardship – the stewardship of what God owns and that we have a responsibility to manage, is based on the fact that in everything we do, we should be endeavoring to be good stewards of the gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the ways in which I believe that God has entrusted us to do this is through the giving of our financial resources. After all, we cannot all be teachers and preachers, evangelists, missionaries, or pastors. But, we can all give to those ministries which are proclaiming the gospel, either directly or indirectly, and using their resources to grow the Kingdom.
Our goal in this ministry is to help people make good financial decisions. After all, God does own all of it – not just what we give to Him, but He owns the rest as well. We are expected to be responsible in our investments. This ministry exists so that we can help you to make good decisions with what God has blessed you. The idea is that if we can help you to be comfortable in your investment strategies and decisions, then you will be more comfortable in your giving. (Hopefully, you will also have more to give in the long run.)
One of the ways that we will be instruments of God here on earth is through our giving. My fear is that in 30 or 40 years (if this world is still here, as we know it) that Christendom will be in big trouble financially. We are raising up generations that have no real concept of giving, and at the same time we live in a Country where we are watching the moral fiber and character decay before our eyes. We need to ensure that those good sound ministries which desire to expand God’s Kingdom here on earth, and who are proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, will have the financial resources to continue do so.
My hope is that I can help you to think biblically about your finances; that your investments would be honoring and pleasing to God, and that you will make conservative and sound decisions. My prayer is that through our radio ministry, now reaching out in hundreds of areas throughout this Country, we can educate people with wise counsel, providing a place for God’s people to come to get their questions answered from a biblical perspective – without any strings attached.
Thank you for visiting our website. I hope that you will consider becoming a member. Not only will you receive a great deal of benefit as you endeavor to be the best steward you can with God’s money, but this will also go toward the support of our ministry, keeping us on the radio and allowing us to continue to help you with godly and sound wisdom.
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