Steward of the Mysteries

Welcome to the weekly sermon from Otterbein United Methodist Church, Navarre, Ohio.

Meditation points:

  • Do you consider yourself as a steward of God’s mysteries?
  • What are God’s mysteries?
  • Have you experienced God’s mysteries?

Scripture references, from the NIV:

1 Corinthians 4: 1-5

1 A person should consider us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of God’s mysteries. 2 In this regard, it is expected of managers that each one of them be found faithful. 3 It is of little importance to me that I should be evaluated by you or by any human court. In fact, I don’t even evaluate myself. 4 For I am not conscious of anything against myself, but I am not justified by this. The One who evaluates me is the Lord. 5 Therefore don’t judge anything prematurely, before the Lord comes, who will both bring to light what is hidden in darkness and reveal the intentions of the hearts. And then praise will come to each one from God.

Luke 12: 42-44

42 The Lord said: “Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time? 43 That slave whose master finds him working when he comes will be rewarded. 44 I tell you the truth: He will put him in charge of all his possessions.