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Every person has gifts and talents that are a reflection of the creativity of God.

But those very gifts and talents can disconnect us from God and true humanity.

Like single cardiac cells which keep beating when isolated from the heart, we need to be reconnected to the heart of service. Jesus reconnects us through his own life of service.

This sermon is Part 3 of a four-part series on Stewardship:

1. Finances

2.Time

3. Gifts and talents

4. Creation(Care of God's earth)

The other sermon mp3s and bible studies can be accessed on this podcast.

The sermon is designed to be used with the bible study found at this link

and the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link

It was preached at St John's Southgate Lutheran Church on Sunday July 29, 2012.

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Time is one of the most valuable gifts we have.

The Book of Ecclesiastes famously assures us that 'There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.' But so often we say 'I don't have enough time!'

This sermon examines our stewardship of the precious gift of time, and helps us to move from chronos (time that happens to us) to kairos (God's time, holy time, transformative time).

The sermon is designed to be used in conjunction with:

It's the second in a four part series on Stewardship, including:

1. Finances

2. Time

3. Gifts and Talents

4. God's earth (creation)

The sermon was preached on Sunday 22nd July, 2012 at St John's Southgate Lutheran Church.

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In his generosity, God gives all we have.

Stewardship involves Real Gift, Real Responsibility, and Real Joy.

This sermon gets real with God's gifts of finances through exploring the parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-33 and Paul's instructions to the Corinthian church about financial giving in 2 Corinthians ch 8 and 9.

It can be used with the bible study found at this link and the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.

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