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Our culture often defines success as wealth, status, and possessions. But God’s economy offers a very different definition, and we must teach these truths to our congregation regularly.  

We want to make sure people’s lives are rooted in the truth that success is found in a life marked by generosity and selflessness. 

Here are 5 suggested sermon ideas you can use to teach on Biblical generosity and stewardship. 


Biblical Principles of Stewardship: Managing God’s Resources

Verse: Malachi 3:10 

This sermon explores how we are entrusted with various blessings, including our time, talents, finances, and relationships. Drawing from Malachi’s exhortation to bring tithes and offerings into the storehouse, the sermon emphasizes the importance of faithful stewardship and the impact it has on our spiritual growth and the advancement of God’s kingdom. Through practical examples and Biblical wisdom, your congregation will gain a deeper understanding of stewardship and be inspired to manage God’s resources with integrity and generosity.

Finding Contentment in a Materialistic World

Verse: Philippians 4:11-12 

In this message, we examine the pervasive influence of materialism and consumerism in our lives, which often leads to a never-ending quest for more. Exploring Paul’s words, we uncover the key to contentment amid a world focused on material possessions. Through practical insights and Biblical principles, your congregation will discover how to prioritize eternal values and find lasting contentment in their relationship with Christ, rather than in the fleeting pleasures of this world.

God’s Economy: Rethinking Success and Prosperity

Verse: Matthew 6:33 

Explore Jesus’ invitation to prioritize God’s kingdom above all else. By examining society’s flawed definition of success, challenge your congregation to embrace a countercultural mindset and pursue a different kind of prosperity. Uncover the liberating truth that real fulfillment and blessings flow from seeking God’s Kingdom first and living in alignment with His principles. 

Generosity: Cultivating a Heart of Giving

Verse: 2 Corinthians 9:7

Explore the biblical call to generosity and the transformation that occurs when we cultivate a heart of giving. Delve into the principles and motivations behind cheerful giving, emphasizing the joy and blessings that result from a generous spirit. Your congregation will be encouraged to examine their attitudes towards stewardship and discover how generosity not only impacts others but also brings about personal growth, fulfillment, and a closer walk with God.

Financial Freedom: Breaking the Chains of Debt

Verse: Proverbs 22:7

Address the widespread issue of debt and its impact on our lives. Through a Biblical lens, we uncover the wisdom behind living within our means and avoiding the bondage of financial obligations. By examining practical steps to manage money wisely, attendees will be empowered to break free from debt, experience true financial freedom, and align their financial decisions with God’s plan for abundance and provision. Your congregation will be inspired and equipped to take control of their finances and experience lasting financial peace.


These sermon ideas will give you a starting point for crafting a message to help your church navigate the complexities of money, stewardship, contentment, and financial freedom.

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Bill Price

Bill Price brings 25 years of experience running capital campaigns and teaching Biblical truths about financial stewardship. He has assisted over 500 churches in 38 states and has also served as a pastor in the local church for 12 years.

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