Yass Community Baptist Church
Time and Energy
Part III of our series #faithful
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  • Yass Community Baptist Church
    50 Laidlaw St, Yass NSW 2582, Australia
    Sunday 10:00 AM
Welcome to part 3 of our series ‘#faithful.’

Throughout this series we will be exploring what it means to be faithful with the resources God has given us.

We began with the foundational understanding found in Psalm 24:1, “The earth is the LORD’S and everything in it.”.

This week, time and energy. Two of the things that we never seem to have enough of. So what are you doing with yours?
Taking Stock (For Whom Are You Toiling?)
Last week we spoke about money & possessions. And for most of us,we keep some stock of what we spend our money on.

However, we much less often keep an account of what occupies our time and consumes our energy.

Who receives the results of our toil? Who should?
In response to the sacrificial love that God has shown us, we are called to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice to God.

What does it mean to offer all of our time & energy as a living sacrifice to God? Should we all be pastors or missionaries or spend 24/7 at church?

Let’s take a look at 3 key principles for being #faithful with our time & energy.
Faithful stewards spend their time & energy in ways that prioritise the Kingdom of God above all else.

'Failing to plan is planning to fail' - Alan Lakein

What is your priority?
Whatever You Do, Do It Unto The Lord
Faithful stewards work as enthusiastically in their day to day lives as they would if they were working for the Lord.

Who is your boss?
Faithful stewards embrace rest and play as not only a reward, but an act of faithfully stewarding their time & energy.

When was the last time you took a moment to rest or play?
So remember;

Prioritise the Kingdom of God
Do everything as unto the Lord
Embrace rest and play as an act of faithful stewardship

Life Group Discussion Questions Below

As our life groups gather this week, we have attached our reference verse and some questions to prompt a deeper discussion and search into this week's topic.

If you are not currently part of a life group, and would like to join a small group of like minded people in fellowship and connection during the week, please contact Nick on 0417472474 to register your interest.
1. What consumes most of your time and energy?
2. What or who is the driving purpose behind your toil?
3. Read the the verses below and discuss how each verse should shape the why, what and how of how you use your time and energy:

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