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This week is Session #3 of our series on The Parables of Jesus and Brian talks about the Parable of the Shrewd Manager

This week is Session #3 of our series on The Parables of Jesus and Brian talks about the Parable of the Shrewd Manager

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  • 1. G’DAY
  • 2. the parable
  • 3. The Parable He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions.
  • 4. The Parable And he called him and said to him, „What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager. ‟
  • 5. The Parable And the manager said to himself, „What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.
  • 6. The Parable I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses. ‟
  • 7. The Parable So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, „How much do you owe my master? ‟ He said, „A hundred measures of oil. ‟ He said to him, „Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty. ‟
  • 8. The Parable Then he said to another, „And how much do you owe? ‟ He said, „A hundred measures of wheat. ‟ He said to him, „Take your bill, and write eighty. ‟
  • 9. The Parable The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness.
  • 10. The Parable For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.
  • 11. The Parable And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.
  • 12. The Parable “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
  • 13. The Parable If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?
  • 14. The Parable No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money
  • 15. WHAT‟S THE BIG IDEA ?
  • 16. THE BEGINNING OF THIS STORY LUKE 15:1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable.......
  • 17. THE MIDDLE OF THIS STORY 1. THE PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP 2. THE PARABLE OF THE LOST COIN 3. THE PARABLE OF THE LOST SONS THEN: THE SHREWD MANAGER
  • 18. THE FOLLOW UP TO THIS STORY 1. THE PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP 2. THE PARABLE OF THE LOST COIN 3. THE PARABLE OF THE LOST SONS THEN: PHARISEES RIDICULE AND JESUS EXPOSES THEIR HEART CONDITION THEN: COMMENT ON DIVORCE AS ANOTHER SAMPLE OF HEART CONDITION THEN: THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS THE SHREWD MANAGER
  • 19. WHO IS THE STORY FOR??? He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager
  • 20. WHY DID JESUS NEED TO TELL THIS STORY ??? For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.
  • 21. THE BIG IDEA OF THE STORY ??? And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings
  • 22. ITS NOT ABOUT • BUSINESS PRINCIPLES • COMMENDING DISHONESTY • FINDING A PARALLEL FOR EVERY PLAYER AND EVERY ASPECT
  • 23. IT IS ABOUT KINGDOM OF GOD PEOPLE LEARNING HOW TO BE SHREWD kingdom style
  • 24. SHREWDNESS kingdom style
  • 25. The Parable And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.
  • 26. SHREWDNESS kingdom style living NOW but thinking THEN
  • 27. SHREWDNESS kingdom style using what you HAVE for when you DON‟T HAVE IT
  • 28. SHREWDNESS kingdom style Understanding the natureof material wealth « i.e. unrighteous « i.e. a temporary shadow
  • 29. The Parable “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
  • 30. SHREWDNESS kingdom style A way to DEMONSTRATE TRUST with small things to show yourself WORTHY OF TRUST with big things
  • 31. The Parable If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?
  • 32. SHREWDNESS kingdom style showing how you can use TRUE RICHES because you know how to use FALSE RICHES
  • 33. The Parable And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?
  • 34. SHREWDNESS kingdom style Showing yourself to be worthy to USE YOUR OWN POSSESSIONS Because you know how to use OTHER‟S POSSESSIONS
  • 35. SHREWDNESS It’s a HEART thing
  • 36. SHREWDNESS it’s a BELONGING thing
  • 37. The Parable No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money
  • 38. What is inside your HEART WHO do you really BELONG TO Who are you SERVING?