The Parable of the Shrewd Manager

This Sunday we had the honor of having Alan Brown form Wycliffe Finland as our guest speaker. 


1 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’ 3 “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg– 4 I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’ 5 “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 “ ‘Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,’ he replied. “The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.’ 7 “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’ “ ‘A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied. “He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’ 8 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly.
— Luke 16:1-8a

Think it Through

What is Jesus commending here? Dishonesty, or something else? What can we learn from this?


Faith Under Fire

This week we are privileged to have Niels Pauli Nonstein visiting UCC to speak at all three services. He'll be sharing a message on Daniel chapter 1, entitled "Faith Under Fire".  

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