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  • Great Expectations: God's Expectations!

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 11, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,384 views

    Successful life management is a matter of exchanging a life you cannot keep for a life you cannot lose.

    The interviewer had traveled all the way to New York to interview him about preaching. Sitting in his living room, the young man was thrilled to be visiting with one of the most effective media ministers of all times. When television was young, he appeared in prime time on Sunday evenings, teaching ...read more

  • How Is Your Effort?

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 20, 2007
    based on 53 ratings
     | 15,289 views

    A sermon for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost

    17 Sunday after Pentecost Proper 20 Lectionary 25 September 23 Luke 16:1-13 "How is your Effort?" "He also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. And he called him and said to him, ’What is this ...read more

  • Who Knows All The Teachings Of Jesus?

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Sep 23, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 718 views

    A sermon for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 20, series C

    17th Sunday after Pentecost [Pr. 20] September 23, 2007 “Series C” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, you sent your Son, Jesus the Christ, into our world to reveal your word and grace to us. But ...read more

  • Needed: Drastic Action

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Sep 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 823 views

    The parable of the dishonest manager asks us to reflect on whether or not we as Christians are as willing to take drastic action for Christ as non-believers are to care for themselves.

    Needed: Drastic Action Luke 16:1-13 September 23, 2007 I don’t know how many of you have ever been fired from a job, but I have. It is not a pleasant experience. In January of 1978, during my first year of seminary, I was hired by North Presbyterian Church in Denver to be their Youth ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Shrewd Steward Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 11, 2002
    based on 56 ratings
     | 13,972 views

    This parable gives us three principles for being Shrewd Disciples.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 42 “Parable of the Shrewd Steward” Luke 16:1-15 A middle-aged man is in trouble with his boss. He has helped himself to his employer funds one time too many and now he is facing the music. ...read more

  • How Much Can God Trust You? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 4, 2003
    based on 424 ratings
     | 127,153 views

    Jesus used the parable of the shrewd manager to give us lessons about managing the money God gives us, the value of true investments, and a warning about becoming a slave to money.

    How Much Can God Trust You? Luke 16:1-18 by David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION The recent accounting scandals have shaken our economy to its roots. I read about a third grade class in which the students were telling about the jobs their parents had. One little boy shocked the class by saying, “My ...read more

  • "Mammon Of Unrighteousness—his Eternal Flesh And Blood Oblation” Series

    Contributed by Frederick Davison on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,506 views

    The Mammon of Unrighteousness is not your works or ways, your merits or deeds, but the Eternal Flesh and Blood Oblation of our Dear Lord Jesus

    “Mammon of Unrighteousness—His Eternal Flesh and Blood Oblation” 2 Samuel 22.26-34; 1 Corinthians 10.6-13; St Luke 16.1-9; Psalm 54; TLH 366 the Sunday Sermon preached for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church—UAC by the Rev. Frederick E. Davison, Pastor August ...read more

  • The Unjust Steward Series

    Contributed by Ian Lyall on Sep 29, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,254 views

    Many people struggle with this well-known parable. Jesus seems to condone rather selfish, shady money-dealing. Actually the Gospel of forgiveness lies at its heart: are we ready to forgive?

    I don’t know about you, but I do have certainly difficulties with this parable. I’ve always tended to skirt around them, I must admit. But with this text in front of me for this morning I was forced to think about it more seriously. And I find that many of the problems are actually only on the ...read more

  • The Shrewd Manager

    Contributed by Mark Adams on Aug 24, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,947 views

    This sermon makes practical applications from Jesus’ parable about the dishonest manager.

    I worked at a guitar store all through high school…for me, it was a dream job. -In any retail business, you have people come and go. -I can vividly remember one day when we needed another part time employee, my boss interviewed an 18-year-old guy named Devon. -He said, “That guy is ...read more

  • Shrewd Dealings Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 14, 2005
     | 814 views

    The final part of a three-part series on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, all inspired by the question, "How to Spend an Inheiritance."

    Title: Shrewd Dealings Text: Luke 16:1-9 FCF: We ought to use the talents, gifts, and love that our Lord gave us. SO: Eventually, I want to get this church up and active – by reminding the church that it needs to use what the Lord has provided, I hope to remove barriers to ...read more

  • Let's Make A Deal

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,966 views

    Parable of the dishonest manager: The Kingdom of God works on different principles than we’re used to. Efficiency, practicality, and self-interest are not the core values of the Kingdom. God expects a lot more for us (and from us) than we expect him to.

    There was a rich man. This man was so rich that he didn’t make his own bed. He had a personal maid who did that. He didn’t make his own dinner. He had a personal chef who did that. He didn’t drive his own car. He had a chauffeur who did that. He didn’t balance his own checkbook. He had a ...read more

  • Parable Of The Unjust Steward Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 28, 2007
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,132 views

    This man was dishonest, but he was still commended for his shrewd investing and wise prudence in preparing for the future. Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Parable of the Unjust Steward Luke 16:1-15 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/UnjustSteward.html Ever made the “march in” at your work? You know, where you get up your nerve and march in and quit? What a feeling when you first walk out—“I’m free!” No longer the slave of that man or this place. ...read more

  • The Clever Servant

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Sep 29, 2005
    based on 88 ratings
     | 8,530 views

    Are we as willing to work hard on our relationship with Jesus as the dishonest steward was willing to work for his own future?

    The Clever Servant Luke 16:1-8 October 2, 2005 A few years ago, I became friends with a fellow named Roger who had built a very successful business from the ground up. Starting from almost nothing, he had become President and CEO of a paging service. You know, when you need your doctor in ...read more

  • "You Cannot Serve God And Wealth.”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 180 ratings
     | 15,988 views

    Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 23, 2001 Luke 16: 1-13 Heavenly Father thank you for Jesus teaching that it is in our own best self-interest to be “interested” in the welfare of others. Amen. Title: “You cannot serve God and wealth.”

    Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 23, 2001 Luke 16: 1-13 Heavenly Father thank you for Jesus teaching that it is in our own best self-interest to be “interested” in the welfare of others. Amen. Title: “You cannot serve God and wealth.” Jesus relates a parable about a prudent ...read more

  • Make The Most Of Your Master's Mammon

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Oct 4, 2001
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,047 views

    how to use the things of this world to the glory of God’s Kingdom

    October 7, 2001 Luke 16:1-13 1 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’ 3 “The ...read more