Unfortunately, today people use rakes more than they use brooms. Think about it: people are obsessed with gathering and hoarding stuff. We can call them ‘Rakers’ because they go around madly gathering up piles of possessions and then stand proudly at the top of the pile. A broom is best used to push things away. A ‘Broomer’ is someone who, rather than collecting things just for themselves, is happy to put what they have in the direction of others. We need to be careful we don’t get too busy making a living that we fail to make a life!

LUKE 19:11-27 Be a wise and faithful worker and your reward is sure

Colossians 1:15-20 God owns everything: we need to keep Him at the centre
1 Corinthians 6:17-20 God requires that we look after our mind and bodies
1 Corinthians 10:31-33 Do all to God’s glory and bless others
Malachi 3:8-11 God promises to bless those who are faithful in returning tithe and offerings
  1. What is new and interesting?
  2. What don’t you understand?
  3. What are the rewards for good stewardship?
  4. What will you share with someone this week?