Pastor "Mac" starts his stewardship series.
Mary gave up her time to the Lord. Mary gave up her time before the angel came to Mary. She loved worshiping God. Why did God chose Mary? He trusted Mary. He knew she was up to the task of caring on His works.
Does God trust you? Mary believed in the ministry of the church.
Mary gave up some of her talents. She had a gift of Faith. She had a gift of Helps or Service. Mary was the one that wanted to help the wedding party that ran out of wine by going to Jesus and asking him to help. Serving is not always easy. What makes it easier? When we focus on the cross.
Mary is faithful with her treasures. Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem to be taxed. Jesus also gave when he went to the temple. Giving shows God we are faithful, and we want the ministry to continue on.