Dear Watermark Church family,
“Everything in the heavens and earth is Yours, O Lord, and this is Your kingdom. We adore You as being in control of everything. Riches and honor come from You alone, and You are the Ruler of all mankind; Your hand controls power and might, and it is at Your discretion that men are made great and given strength.” 1 Chronicles 29:11,12
King David was amazed at the generosity of Israel to supply gold and riches to help his son Solomon build the temple. In the verse above, David declares that being generous with our possessions for God’s work is the sensible thing to do, because God is the one who supplies it all to us anyway! This is the principle at the heart of good stewardship.
One aspect of being a disciple is being a good steward of all God has entrusted me with. These include my time, my personality, my strengths and abilities, my finances and the things I own. Stewardship can be defined as the management of my God-given resources for His glory and the good of others.
In other words, “All I have is God’s gift to me. What I do with it is my gift to God.” Clearly, we have a choice as to what type of steward we will be – whether faithful or unfaithful.
There are four types of stewards. 1. The steward who does little with much, as seen by the parable of the rich fool in Luke 12:16 who hoards his wealth, only to die before he has a chance to use it. 2. The steward who does much with little, as seen with the boy who gave Jesus his five loaves and two fish, only to see it multiplied by thousands.
3. Then there is the steward who does little with little, such as the man in Matthew 25 who buried his little bit of money in the ground instead of investing it. 4. Finally, there is the steward who does much with much, such as the man in Matthew 25 who faithfully doubles the money his master gave him.
The wisest stewards understand that God is the owner of all we have, so freely use it to build the kingdom of God by loving and serving those around us in Jesus name with our time, talent and treasure. What type of steward are you? It will depend on who you believe owns and supplies all you have – yourself of God!
Help needed for our YARD SALE PREPARATION DAY! On Sunday, September 9, immediately following the worship service, we will begin to layout and price all yard sale items on tables in the sanctuary. We need volunteers to help sort and price the items. Pizza will be provided for lunch. Let me know if you are able to stay after church on Sunday, 9/9, to do the prep for the yard sale to be held on 9/15.
Bring your donated church Yard Sale Items to church! The Watermark Church Yard Sale to be held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00AM – 1:00 PM. You can bring any and all items you wish to donate to the sale to the church this Sunday. We need more non-clothing items. Then on Saturday, 9/15, come between 9:00AM and 1:00PM and help us greet the community members who shop at our yard sale! We will provide free food and beverages for those who “shop” at our yard sale. (A donation has already been given to Watermark Church to cover the cost of the food and beverages for the yard sale!)
Please take your donated items to the appropriate designated area for each ministry – 1) School supplies are to be taken to the old church area near the piano. 2) Yard sale items including adult clothes are in the back-entry way of the old church 3) Clothed With Love (CWL) area is by the stairway in the front left side of the sanctuary leading up to where CWL is located, and only has Children’s clothes.
The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is held every Friday at 7:00 AM, and the location is at the Waffle House at the Monroe Outlets / SR 63 & I-75. Join with the men of Watermark Church for an encouraging time of fellowship!
The Prophecy and World Events class is being offered at 9:30 AM Sundays, taught by Pastor Ron.
Life Group: The Gibson’s and Settimos’ Life Group bible study meets every other Friday. Contact Paul or Nathan for more info.
Please pray for peace, wisdom and healing for Robert Crowder, as Robert was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Together being good stewards of all God has supplied us with,