The Stewardship of your Witness

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  • I am scheduled to complete my series on “Total-Life Stewardship” this Sunday. It will be the seventh message of the series. My focus will be on the stewardship of our Christian witness.

    In 1 Corinthians 4:1-2, Paul says, “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.” I hope to teach the church about what it means to be a stewards of our witness. And I want to challenge the congregation to do four things: (1) know what you believe, (2) defend what you believe, (3) live what you believe, and (4) share what you believe.

    We have two things working against us this coming Sunday. First, the annual Los Angeles Marathon is running this Sunday. And, secondly, time will spring forward one hour Saturday night. I hope and pray these will not be detours – or excuses – that keep the members of MSMBC from being marked present for the corporate assembly of worship on the Lord’s Day. We have much to celebrate this coming Sunday. As we share the Lord’s Supper, we will celebrate together the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus and the spiritual bond we share in him. Likewise, escrow closed this Friday on our new facilities. Praise God for his faithfulness, goodness, and power!


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.