|What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #2012 Christian Stewardship 202
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
“And he said unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods” (Luke 16:1). There are three stewardship parables that Jesus taught from. The Matthew 25 parable of the talents shows the responsibility for all of mankind, the Luke 16 parable of the unjust steward shows the reasonable sacrifice for the children of liight, and the Luke 19 parable of the ten pounds shows the result of “We will not have this man to reign over us” (19:14). (The Luke 20:9-18 parable of the planted vineyard was aimed at the Pharisees and elders of Israel.) The unjust steward parable, aimed at disciples, is powerful and Jesus drives home the point with, “the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light” (16:8b). He then charges his disciples to use everything thy own for his eternal purposes. “Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (vr. 13b), so use your mammon to build your “everlasting habitation” (vr. 9).
This should find such application in a Christian's life that we lay hands on every single possession and ask, “How can I use this to add someone to the kingdom of heaven? How can I use my car, truck, and van? How can I use my house, cottage or apartment to further the kingdom? How can I use my bass-boat n crossbow?... Whoa now,... let's be careful how far we take this!... No, let's not! Let's pay attention to the rebuke in Jesus' parable and be wiser than the world, learning to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind,... and strength.... Let's suppose that includes all our possessions, i.e. our mammon, and let's be faithful stewards.
An Essay for week #12 Mar 22, 2020
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