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  • Money Matters

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Aug 17, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 977 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

  • The Unjust Steward Series

    Contributed by Ian Lyall on Sep 29, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,654 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 Clever Servant

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Sep 29, 2005
    based on 88 ratings
     | 9,015 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

  • Needed: Drastic Action

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Sep 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,033 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

  • Great Expectations: God's Expectations!

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 11, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 5,146 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

  • Who Knows All The Teachings Of Jesus?

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Sep 23, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 847 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

  • How Is Your Effort?

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 20, 2007
    based on 53 ratings
     | 15,706 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

  • Parable Of The Unjust Steward Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 28, 2007
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,882 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 Parable Of The Shrewd Steward Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 11, 2002
    based on 56 ratings
     | 14,812 views

    This parable gives us three principles for being Shrewd Disciples.

  • The Shrewd Manager

    Contributed by Mark Adams on Aug 24, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,510 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
     | 1,061 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
     | 4,456 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

  • How Much Can God Trust You? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 4, 2003
    based on 424 ratings
     | 129,039 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
     | 1,750 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

  • Shrewd Christianity

    Contributed by Stephen Evoy on May 11, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,253 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