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Edginess and Astuteness

Edginess and Astuteness (Luke 16: 1-9) preached on 4 November 2018 at 9:30 by Alastair Bolt
Sermon 18 in the series Parables of the Kingdom

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Luke 16:1–9 (Listen)

The Parable of the Dishonest Manager

16:1 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. 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.’ 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. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 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.’ 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.’ The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 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.

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Sermons in the Series Parables of the Kingdom

1 The Great Feast
2 The Mustard Tree
3 The Workers in the Vineyard
4 Working in the Vineyard
5 Wheat and Weeds
6 God Deploys Power To Create Parties
7 Good Listening
8 People of Zest, Purity and the Long View
9 Chosen for Gainful Employment
10 Smallness and Glorified Bigness
11 Rock or Sand?
12 Scattering, Leaving and Being Ready
13 Take Great Risks With Open Eyes
14 Abide in Me
15 Let Your Light Shine
16 Coming Home
17 Saying Yes and Being Yes
18 Edginess and Astuteness

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