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  • 1. TAKE A LESSON FROM SONS OF DARKNESS Luke 16:1- 15
  • 2. Worship
  • 3. Opening Prayer
  • 4. Announcements
  • 5. Worship
  • 6. TAKE A LESSON FROM SONS OF DARKNESS Luke 16:1- 15
  • 7. Luke 16:1-15 (NLT)Parable of the Shrewd Manager Jesus told this story to his disciples: “There was acertain rich man who had a manager handling hisaffairs. One day a report came that the managerwas wasting his employer’s money. 2 So theemployer called him in and said, ‘What’s this I hearabout you? Get your report in order, because youare going to be fired.’
  • 8. Luke 16:1-15 (NLT)3 “The manager thought to himself, ‘Now what?My boss has fired me. I don’t have the strength todig ditches, and I’m too proud to beg. 4 Ah, I knowhow to ensure that I’ll have plenty of friends whowill give me a home when I am fired.’5 “So he invited each person who owed money tohis employer to come and discuss the situation. Heasked the first one, ‘How much do you owe him?’
  • 9. Luke 16:1-15 (NLT)6 The man replied, ‘I owe him 800 gallons of oliveoil.’ So the manager told him, ‘Take the bill andquickly change it to 400 gallons.’ 7 “‘And how much do you owe my employer?’ heasked the next man. ‘I owe him 1,000 bushels ofwheat,’ was the reply. ‘Here,’ the manager said,‘take the bill and change it to 800 bushels.’
  • 10. Luke 16:1-15 (NLT) 8 “The rich man had to admire the dishonest rascalfor being so shrewd. And it is true that the childrenof this world are more shrewd in dealing with theworld around them than are the children of thelight. 9 Here’s the lesson: Use your worldlyresources to benefit others and make friends. Then,when your earthly possessions are gone, they willwelcome you to an eternal home.
  • 11. Luke 16:1-15 (NLT) 10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will befaithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest inlittle things, you won’t be honest with greaterresponsibilities. 11 And if you are untrustworthyabout worldly wealth, who will trust you with thetrue riches of heaven? 12 And if you are not faithfulwith other people’s things, why should you betrusted with things of your own?
  • 12. Luke 16:1-15 (NLT) 13 “No one can serve two masters. For you willhate one and love the other; you will be devoted toone and despise the other. You cannot serve bothGod and money.” 14 The Pharisees, who dearly loved their money,heard all this and scoffed at him. 15 Then he said tothem, “You like to appear righteous in public, butGod knows your hearts. What this world honors isdetestable in the sight of God.
  • 13.  The World has some lessons to teach us…about being shrewd, committed and motivated.TAKE HOME  Disciples of Jesus are expected to be creative, on the ball and always ‘on purpose’.  Who’d think Jesus would want us to imitate some of the characteristics of a conniving thief?  ‘Business as usual’ won’t hack it with our Master.
  • 14. What A Way To Treat Your Boss About to be released, due to poor performance. There’s time to cook the books. Why not do myself a few favors before getting the final boot? So, how much do you owe my master? Let me give you a break.
  • 15. Wait Til The Big Guy Hears About This. He Said What? His master commends him. Surely you are kidding. Shrewd is the name of the game in some circles.
  • 16. Jesus: Children Of Light Could Learn A Thing Or Two From Our Naughty Neighbors They are shrewd. You need to be shrewd too! Use what’s in your hands for Kingdom purposes. Relationships matter. Material goods can open doors for Heaven’s sake.
  • 17. It Is All About Stewardship…managing Stuff, Skills And Relationships With Heaven On Our Mind We have to be genuine. Don’t manipulate people. Don’t be a trickster. Be smart…street smart.
  • 18. When The Final Bell Sounds We’ll Need To Give An Account How did we use what we had…like the parable of talents. Is there a way to turn my garden, auto, volleyball skills, friendships and my mediocre voice into something magnificent? How about my fishing boat, good looks, school seating assignment, computer or rocking chair? n your hand?
  • 19. When The Final Bell Sounds We’ll Need To Give An Account Is there a place in God’s economy for my past failures, rocky relationships, smudges and bailouts? Ask the woman at the well. God to Moses: What’s in your hand?
  • 20. When The Final Bell Sounds We’ll Need To Give An Account Is there a place in God’s economy for my past failures, rocky relationships, smudges and bailouts? Ask the woman at the well. God to Moses: What’s in your hand?
  • 21. The Reward For Good Stewardship… More To Manage! The way to know how you’d treat a lottery windfall? Look at how you manage the small change in your pocket. How can we gain a larger ministry? Be faithful, enthusiastic and effective with the little you have in your grasp now.
  • 22. The Reward For Good Stewardship… More To Manage! The steward who doubles his master’s treasure gets even more to put to use. Matt 25:14- 30
  • 23. So What Does ‘Profit’ Or ‘The ‘Master’s Good’ Look Like Relationships where seeds can be planted Living Parables that put flesh and blood on the Gospel Winning the right to speak Honest to goodness friendships with Kingdom Intentions
  • 24. Confession I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior.
  • 25. Offering
  • 26.  The World has some lessons to teach us…about being shrewd, committed and motivated.TAKE HOME  Disciples of Jesus are expected to be creative, on the ball and always ‘on purpose’.  Who’d think Jesus would want us to imitate some of the characteristics of a conniving thief?  ‘Business as usual’ won’t hack it with our Master.
  • 27. Prayer
  • 28. GOand be wise!