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  • A Gracious Master / The Meaning Behind The Parable Of The Unjust Manager

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Sep 21, 2013
    based on 53 ratings

    This parable is deeply embedded in Middle Eastern tradition and culture, and it is to that culture that interpreters should turn.

    By the fourth century the parable of the unjust manager ..... which we read today ...... and the parable of the prodigal son were separated by ..... a chapter division. If the monks who established those divisions ...... had kept the two parables in the same chapter, ....... The entire history of more

  • Dealing With Management – A Christian Challenge In The Work Place

    Contributed by Robert Sickler on Nov 18, 2011

    As a Christian we belong to Jesus and how we act in the work place is a reflection on Him.

    DEALING WITH MANAGEMENT – A CHRISTIAN CHALLENGE IN THE WORK PLACE ILLUSTRATION In the careless fashion of a young boy, while holding my nose, I asked the old man why in heck he put the cat’s litter box in the kitchen. He immediately straightened his 200 pound, six-foot two-inch frame more

  • The Story Of A Dishonest Man Series

    Contributed by Scott Maze on Jun 9, 2021
    based on 1 rating

    Have You Ever Been Fired? Don’t raise your hand, but have you ever been fired from a job? Did you know it was coming, that feeling in your stomach?

    Jesus tells a most peculiar parable in His day, the Story of a Dishonest Man. It’s is widely considered one of the most difficult parables – if not the most difficult – to understand. And it’s not hard to see why. Jesus’ story got me thinking about a pastor I read about who misled a church out in more

  • The Bottom Line

    Contributed by John Beehler on Sep 23, 2001
    based on 26 ratings

    We are stewards of God’s property and, as stewards, will be held accountable for our managing of what has been entrusted to us.

    The Bottom Line For obvious reasons, this is Jesus’ most difficult parable. How could Jesus use such an obviously dishonest man as an example for His disciples? I think God uses evil things more

  • Stewardship: It's All Under Our Management Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jan 9, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    Luke 16:1-13 teaches us how we are to manage God's assets.

    Scripture I am preaching a two-week series on stewardship that I am calling “Money and Possessions.” Last week’s sermon was titled, “Ownership: It All Belongs to God.” Today’s sermon is titled, “Stewardship: It’s All Under Our Management.” The text for today’s sermon is Luke 16:1-13. This is more

  • Not The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Simon Bartlett on Feb 27, 2021

    In the parable of the Prodigal Son, the younger son squandered his inheritance. And yet, his father received him back. So, is what we do with our money not important?!’ The Parable of the Dishonest Manager is Jesus' answer.

    "Not the prodigal son" Today we’re looking at what is often called the Parable of the Dishonest Manager, or the Parable of the Shrewd Manager, or similar. A rich man entrusts his manager with stewardship of his assets. The manager wastes his master’s wealth. The rich man demands an more

  • Manage God's Gifts Wisely

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Nov 18, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Pentcost 18(C) - Believers manage God’s gifts wisely not as slaves to greed but in service to the truth.

    MANAGE GOD’S GIFTS WISELY (Outline) October 4, 2009 -- PENTECOST 18 -- Luke 16:1-13 INTRO: The Lord God Almighty lovingly lavishes blessing after blessing upon mankind. It is only the believer who recognizes that every good and perfect gift comes from above, from God. The unbeliever more

  • The J.o.b. (Handling Money)

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Dec 7, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    This is a sermon that focuses on acting shrewdly... in a good way.

    How Much Can God Trust You? Now, I want to warn you up front that today’s scripture… is a parable Jesus told his followers. This alone doesn’t warrant a warning… but I want you to listen very closely to these words, because this is quite possibly… the strangest parable Jesus ever told. Luke more

  • A Manager's Accounting Series

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Nov 26, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus takes a quite different tack in challenging us with how much intention and wisdom we really do or do not apply to how our present actions impact our much greater and more important future. To make His point strong and penetrating, Jesus gives an ex

    A MANAGER’S ACCOUNTING Series: First Fruits, Fresh Spirit Rev. Todd G. Leupold, Perth Bible Church, Sun. November 23, 2008 AM INTRODUCTION: Most of us are very familiar with and have heard or read much about Jesus’ Parables of the Lost Sheep, Coin, and Son as recorded in Luke 15 as well as more

  • The Parable Of The Dishonest Manager Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 10, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    The parable of the dishonest manager in Luke 16:1-13 teaches us about the proper attitude toward possessions.

    Scripture For the past few weeks we have been studying chapter 15 in The Gospel of Luke. Today we begin studying chapter 16. Luke turned his attention from God’s joy over finding lost sinners to another issue of Christian discipleship: possessions. Luke began chapter 16 with the parable of more

  • How To Invest Your One And Only Life Series

    Contributed by John Oscar on Mar 25, 2021

    Taken from Sermon Central's "Created for Significance" Series and heavily edited, we learn that how we live is an investment in eternity

    How to Invest Your One and Only Life Created for Significance. Week 4 CCCAG March 28th, 2021 Scripture: Luke 16:1–13 (reading it as we go through) Prayer Anyone who has raised more than one child knows that, because each of them has a unique temperament and motivational style, you often speak more

  • The Parable Of The Crooked Manager

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Sep 17, 2019
    based on 3 ratings

    We cannot misuse our responsibilities and interactions with people

    Luke 16:1-13 The Gospel of Luke contains a lot of parables – stories told by Jesus to help us understand how we are to live our lives. Some of these parables seem to say one thing, but when you really think about them, they have a totally different meaning. The name of this parable is the unjust more

  • Jesus Speaks On Money Management

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Sep 14, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus uses the example of a bad man to teach us important principles about managing our money.

    Jesus Speaks on Money Management Luke 16:1-9 INTRODUCTION Money management. This is something we must learn early in life. My son was once working on a merit badge for Scouts that in part required him to keep a three-month budget. He had to record all his income as well as his expenses. At the more

  • The Dishonest Manager Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Oct 9, 2020

    Through this puzzling parable Jesus teaches disciples to act shrewdly by taking worldly examples bold and decisive action and learning from them. With the purpose of making a greater contribute towards eternity.

    Message Luke 16:1-9 The Dishonest Steward The parable we are about to read is universally considered to be the one of the most puzzling parables of Jesus. Let’s read the parable first and then think about some of our reactions. Read Luke 16:1-13 That is some pretty shady activity. Even after he more

  • The Shrewd Manager

    Contributed by Martin Ellgar on Sep 19, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    A perspective on the parable Luke 16: 1-13; The parable of the shrewd manager. The story builds up to a bunch-line. What is the punch-line in this parable? It is the focal point for discussion and the opportunity for Jesus to bring healing into your life.

    A Perspective on: The Parable of the Shrewd Manager What is a parable? A parable is a story with the intent of informing the listener something about life. The parables that Jesus spoke compared earthly life to the Kingdom of God and the way to salvation. Many stories throughout the Bible more