Redeeming the Time / By Cameron Waterworth

This past Sunday, we closed out a 3-part series called Generosity in All Things. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve examined what the Bible teaches about stewardship in three areas: our time, our talents and our treasures.

In this week’s sermon on the topic of time, Pastor Greg introduced the idea of redeeming the time to be used for good. Here, I want to explore what it means to redeem the time and what that might look like in practice.

Vince Lombardi, an American football player and coach, famously said, “We didn’t lose the game, we just ran out of time.” His facetious response signaled his confidence that, were they to have enough time, his team could’ve come out on top. His amusing determination aside, we know, of course, that this wouldn’t really matter. The only thing that matters in the game of football is what the scoreline reads when that play clock hits zero.