Sept. 22 – Shrewd Stewardship

I often wonder about shrewd church advertisements. We understand the message of advertisements that show cars actually blowing the doors off of their competition. How might we advertise forgiveness of sin as release from bondage to new life? What word would you put on the heavy iron ball chained to your leg that deters you from fully engaging life? How does your faith break that chain?

And his Lord commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.

Luke 16:8
Ball and chain with unlocked

I will have more to say about Luke 16:1-13 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church at 8:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 22nd.
Robert Shaw, Pastor

How do you explain prayer to your child?

First use prayer at bedtime to summarize what went well during the day and those time when just the right help arrived when needed, giving thanks to God for people, skills, and things that made that day special. This process will serve your child well especially on days that do not go well, helping them to set those events aside for another day and get essential sleep.

Send use prayer to ask for help beyond your child’s reach. Ask God for healing of a sick friend or those hurt by a disaster or …