Parable of the Shrewd Manager – Luke 16:1-15
- God expects us to be honest yet shrewd in the use of money (vv. 1-8)
- Money is a tool to be used to gain friends (v. 9)
- If we are not trustworthy in handling money, God will not entrust us with true riches (people’s souls) (vv. 10-11)
- God will keep us from leadership if we are not trustworthy with finances (vv 10-11)
Whose money is it? – Matthew 25:14-30
- We are managers, not owners. An owner does what he pleases with his money / possessions, while a manager submits to the will of the owner.
- As disciples our attitude must reflect a willingness to “give up everything” to advance God’s Kingdom.
- What ways am I not being shrewd, honest or trustworthy with my money and possessions?
- Checkbook not balanced
- Credit Card debt – paying high monthly interest rates
- Not paying bills on time
- Writing bad checks
- Not living on a written budget
- Borrowing from others and not repaying
- What ways can I use God’s money to win souls rather than serve myself?
- How do I view my money and possessions? Who owns them? Do I have the attitude of giving up everything for the Kingdom?