Good Stewards of God's Manifold Grace

1 Peter 4:7-11 (NKJV)

7But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. 8And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” 9Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Stewardship is the acknowledgement that all that we are have are from God and are to be used for the benefit, not only of ourselves, but also of others and for the glory of God. we are stewards of life, time, treasures and talents. the challenge for us is to be good stewards of God's grace. There are 3 truths to consider from this passage:

1. The universality of God's grace.

2. The variety of God's grace.

3. The responsibility for God's grace

If we are going to be responsible stewards let's do it:

i. Seriously
ii. Prayerfully
iii. Lovingly
iv. Sincerely