Concordia Theological Monthly

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raising money, stewardship, christian, judgment

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Pastors are sometimes dismayed at the multiplicity of their duties. The burden lies not in their number but in the difficulty with which many of them seem to relate to the ministry of the Word and the one thing needful. The task which threatens this relevance most seriously is the fostering of Christian giving, or as it is called secularly, fund raising. The effort to supply Christian motivation through familiar terms like "stewardship" and "liberality" becomes wearing to pastors and people the kingdom of God, or of the Holy Spirit alike. Yet the need of "raising money" does not slacken.


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Luke 16:1-13; Matthew 25:15 ff; Luke 19:13 ff; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Luke 16:1-9; John 12:36; 1 Thessalonians 5:5; Matthew 6:18-21; 1 John 2:15; Luke 20:34; Matthew 12:32; Luke 12:15-21;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars