Why Did Jesus Talk So Much About Money?

Nov 1, 2015 by: Joel Sutton| Series: Generous Living
Scripture: Luke 16:1–16:13

Why Did Jesus Talk So Much About Money?

Luke 16:1-13

 

How we handle our money…

…reveals if we are stewards.


Am I using the money entrusted to me in accordance with the owner’s wishes?

 

… demonstrates how we will handle true riches.


Am I leveraging what I have been given in the short term, for great rewards in the long term?

 

… proves who we serve.


Does my checkbook demonstrate that my heart is God’s?

 

 

Take Home Idea: How we handle our money matters!

 

 

“Why Does Jesus Talk So Often about Money?” Discussion Questions

Luke 16:1-13

Series: Generous Living

Date: November 1, 2015


Opening:


How often do you talk about money with your kids? With your friends? With your spouse?


Look at the Take Home idea. Explain it in your own words.

 


Dig:


Why would it be important for Jesus’ disciples to hear this parable? (hint: who is listening in? vs. 14) Summarize the parable. In light of his dishonesty, why does the owner commend the manager?


What do you think Jesus is commending here? What is the point of Jesus’ parable?


Pastor Joel gave three reasons why how we handle our money matters. What are those three reasons? Where do you see those from this text?


Why does “understanding that we are stewards of God’s money” help us when it comes to generosity?


What is the problem of trying to serve two masters? How do you see that played out in how the Pharisees respond (vs. 14-15)?

 


Reflect:


How do you view your money: a) It is mine, keep your hands off! b) It’s my creditors? c) It is God’s – I just manage it? d) other?


How do you currently use your money or hope to use it for the sake of the kingdom?


Who or what are some of the masters you have served in the past? How do you deal with these voices in light of your commitment to Christ?


Close by sharing your answers and then praying together.

 

 

 

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