Stewardship as Joyous Gratitude

Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 6:17-19 & Luke 19:1-10

         The first week of this sermon series I talked about ownership as stewardship in the Christian tradition – our management of God’s property - and the sharing of all things with those in need. Last week I talked about the dangers of wealth and the impossibility of escaping those dangers and therefore the impossibility of entering God’s kingdom. It’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter God’s realm, in other words. His disciples then said, “Who then can be saved?” “With human beings it is impossible, but with God all things are possible,” said Jesus. ...Read full sermon here (PDF)