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  • Bad Books, Good Lessons Series

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Feb 15, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 4,600 views

    The Parable of the Crooked Steward teaches us about what God expects of us as regards money. We have to choose whether we will serve Him or serve money.

    Bad Books, Good Lessons Luke 16:1-15 Enron. WorldCom. Martha Stewart. Parmalat. People playing loose and fast with numbers and bookkeeping. Today’s parable sounds like a story straight out of this week’s Time magazine. The parable itself can be troublesome. My temptation was to skip it, to ...read more

  • How Wise Are You In The Use Of Money - The Parable Of The Shrewd Steward Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 8,207 views

    In the Parable of the Shrewd Steward Jesus gives us three principles of wise stewardship.

    The Stories That Jesus Told Sermon # 6 “How Wise Are You In the Use of Money” or “Parable of the Shrewd Steward” Luke 16:1-15 I hope that you know today, that you can trust God, but when it ...read more

  • Jesus Sense Of Humor

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 14, 2004
    based on 107 ratings
     | 22,700 views

    A sermon for the 16th Sunda after Pentecost Proper 20

    16th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 20 Luke 16:1-13 "Jesus Sense of Humor" "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 that I hear about ...read more

  • The Clever Servant

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Sep 28, 2005
    based on 88 ratings
     | 11,158 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

  • The Unjust Steward Series

    Contributed by Ian Lyall on Sep 28, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,537 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

  • Money Matters

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Aug 17, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,730 views

    Using earthly resources for kingdom purposes.

    Luke 16:1-2 (NLT) Jesus told this story to his disciples: "A rich man hired a manager to handle his affairs, but soon a rumor went around that the manager was thoroughly dishonest. [2] So his employer called him in and said, ’What’s this I hear about your stealing from me? Get your report in ...read more

  • Libros Malos, Lecciones Buenas Series

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Mar 2, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,715 views

    Jesús usa el ejemplo de un hombre malo para enseñarnos sobre la justicia. Tenemos que elegir entre servir a Dios y servir al dinero.

    Libros Malos, Lecciones Buenas Lucas 16:1-15 ¡Cuántos escándolos en los últimos años! Enron. WorldCom. Martha Stewart. Parmalat. Gente que juega con los números y la contabilidad. La parábola que vamos a estudiar hoy parecería ser del último número de la revista Time. La parábola en sí nos ...read more

  • Shrewd Dealings Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 9, 2005
     | 1,898 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
     | 6,694 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

  • Who Knows All The Teachings Of Jesus?

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Sep 21, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,671 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 24, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,676 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

  • How Is Your Effort?

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 53 ratings
     | 19,456 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

  • Great Expectations: God's Expectations!

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 6, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 8,590 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

  • Shrewd Christianity

    Contributed by Stephen Evoy on May 11, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,532 views

    Does "accidental" repentance "count?"

    Shrewd Christianity The Parable of the Shred Manager (Luke 16:1-9) 1There was once a rich man who had a manager. He got reports that the manager had been taking advantage of his position by running up huge personal expenses. 2So he called him in and said, “What’s this I hear about you? ...read more

  • Parable Of The Unjust Steward Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 28, 2007
    based on 41 ratings
     | 10,022 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.