Living Richly for Kids: Giving It Away

Living Richly for Kids: Giving It Away

Bible verse: Matthew 25:21 “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Read the whole story here: Matthew 25:14-30) The last part of stewardship is...
Living Richly in the World

Living Richly in the World

Using our time, talents, gifts, and resources to further God’s kingdom Matthew 25:14-30 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to...
Living Richly for Kids: Being Content

Living Richly for Kids: Being Content

Philippians 4:11-12, “…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” Have you ever spent a rainy-day puddle...
Living Richly in All Circumstances

Living Richly in All Circumstances

There is something about children that understands what it means to be content in all circumstances. I remember moving into our house in Colorado when I was thirteen (before I became a believer) and my sister was only eight. My parents had spent a year having their...
Living Richly for Kids: Sharing is Caring

Living Richly for Kids: Sharing is Caring

Acts 2:44-45 “All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.” Once your heart is in the right place, and focused on your relationship with God, you can move into the next part of...
Living Richly with Others

Living Richly with Others

According to world hunger and poverty statistics, we currently produce enough food globally to feed about 10 billion people (about 1.5 times what is needed). And yet, about one sixth of the world’s population goes to bed hungry every night. I realize eating every last...
Living Richly for Kids: God’s Love is Extravagant

Living Richly for Kids: God’s Love is Extravagant

Mark 8:8 “The people ate and were satisfied.” As I mentioned last week, stewardship doesn’t start with giving, it starts with the heart. Being good stewards isn’t all about living simply and giving stuff away, it is about having a right relationship with God first!...
Living Richly: God’s Extravagant Love

Living Richly: God’s Extravagant Love

I had a friend a number of years ago that told a story about a backpacking trip that he took in university. It was a friend from camp, who generally did outlandish things and therefore had a plethora of absurd stories, but this one really captured me. I have been...
Living Richly for Kids: Introduction

Living Richly for Kids: Introduction

Matthew 6:33, “But seek first [God’s] kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” When I was in university, I spent a year working in a community garden. We planted, watered, and cared for the vegetables and fruits. And then...
Living Richly with God

Living Richly with God

As I mentioned last week, stewardship doesn’t begin with giving, it begins with the heart. When we have our hearts aligned correctly before our Creator, everything else seems to fall into place. And it is not a matter of checking off a box and giving stuff away, but...