Tuesday, April 21, 2015

april synchroblog: stewardship trilogy

Bearing Fruit is this year's April Synchroblog topic! Is it not incredibly comforting, reassuring and freeing that we discover bearing fruit in the scriptural context of Jesus' vine and branches discourse?! I believe it is! Bearing fruit is an especially fitting theme for Earth Day; although April 22 (tomorrow, Wednesday this year) is the official, formal Earth Day date, many individuals, organizations, cities, counties, and towns celebrate with festivities on the nearest weekend. My synchroblog contribution is a trio of stewardship designs I created a while back, and re-imagined for this event.

Go and Bear Fruit—John 15:16

16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you might go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. 17These things I command you, that you love one another. John 15

go and bear fruit

Sow Bountifully; Reap Bountifully—2 Corinthians 9:6

6But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9As it is written:
“He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever.” Psalm 112:9
10Now may he who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 2 Corinthians 9

sow bountifully, reap bountifully

Servants and Stewards—1 Corinthians 4:1

1Consider us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 1 Corinthians 4

servants and stewards

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