Colossians 3:23. The ultimate purpose of Christian stewardship is to glorify God. Colossians 3:23 says, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” As Christian stewards, we are to do good works for one purpose and that is to glorify God. God is the object of our stewardship.
James 4:8. How can you have a passion for Jesus unless this passion consumes you?
Acts 2:37. A passion for Jesus only overtakes us when we have an extraordinary encounter with Him. Jesus and His resurrection must be experience to be believed. A passion for Jesus only occurs when He touches our heart and pierces it with His truth, His goodness, His love, and His grace.
Paul's ministry in Athens illustrates how to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world but not be of the world. Paul arrived in Athens, a city of great learning. The citizens of this city knew many things, but they did not know Christ. Paul began to experience their culture, but he continued to value God above anything that he experienced or learned in Athens.
1 Corinthians 9:25. Christian's inspiration for self-control are much higher than any Olympic athlete. An Olympic athlete is inspired by the opportunity to win a gold medal. Many Olympic athletes train for the Olympics for years and they have great self-control and discipline.
Hebrews 10:24. For Christians happiness also comes from us stirring up fellow Christians to display agape love and good works. It is such a wondrous thing when we cause or lead someone else to love others unselfishly. What joy when we see people from the heart offer love to others with unmerited favor.
2 Peter 2:14. The definition of adultery includes it being a sin in God’s eyes. Adultery is an unrighteous act. In no circumstances can it please God when a person commits adultery. Adultery starts where a person lusts for someone who is not their marriage partner. We are not pleasing to God when we lust after another person. It is a slippery slope that will lead to adultery.
Hebrews 10:24. Have you ever been the recipient of a good deed? Maybe your car broke down on the side of the road, and a stranger stopped and helped you. Didn't unselfish acts like this stir you up to do good?