Diocese of Newcastle

Preaching and teaching

Issues of stewardship and generosity are vital discipleship topics. It is for us all to consider how we will use the time, skills, money and resources at our disposal.

On money, wealth and possessions, there is certainly no shortage of biblical material. Over 2,300 verses relate to money, wealth and possessions and one third of Jesus’ parables relate to these topics too!

The starting point of preaching should be the generosity and grace of God. An overflowing generosity is at the heart of God’s character and God can do no other because God is love and the essence of loving is giving. Preaching should point to the connection between how we live our lives and the grace of God.

Below is a selection of materials you may find useful when exploring this further.