First things first...

PEARLS: 9/30/14

REAL: But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward Godliness. 1 Tim. 4:7

CULTURED: Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace,

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy. St. Francis of Assisi

:) A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

PEARLS: 9/29/14

REAL: Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the Name of the LORD and rely on his God. Isaiah 50:10

CULTURED: No matter how steep the mountain - the Lord is going to climb it with you. Helen Steiner Rice

:) A will is a dead giveaway.

God prospers us not to raise our standard of living, but our standard of giving.
~ PK- Stewardship Corner

Stewardship Thought for the Week

Right or privilege? Jesus' parable in the Gospel lesson made it clear to the Pharisees that working in God's vineyard was a privilege and not a right (just because they were Jews). We see the result of their fruitless efforts, along with their killing of 'The Son;' in Jesus' words; "the Kingdom of God will be taken from you...and you'll be crushed to pieces!" Have we ever thought of Stewardship as a 'right?' True, Stewardship is a high and Godly calling. But can we claim it as a 'right' just because we're Christians? Or, perhaps an 'obligation?' Something we 'have to do' because we're Christian? Rather than it being what it is; namely, a privilege! God's steward; what a blessed privilege it is!

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