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Faithfulness

Luke 16:1-13

Prof. Lakshman Madurasinghe


Luke 16:1-13
1. He also said to the disciples: “There was a rich
man who received an accusation that his
manager was squandering his possessions.
2. So he called the manager in and asked, ‘What is
this I hear about you? Give an account of your
management, because you can no longer be my
manager.’
3. “Then the manager said to himself, ‘What
should I do, since my master is taking the
management away from me? I’m not strong
enough to dig; I’m ashamed to beg.
4. I know what I’ll do so that when I’m removed
from management, people will welcome me into
their homes.’
1.“So he summoned each one of his master’s
debtors. ‘How much do you owe my master?’
he asked the first one.
2.“‘A hundred measures of oil,’ he said.
“‘Take your invoice,’ he told him, ‘sit down
quickly, and write 50.’
4.“Next he asked another, ‘How much do you
owe?’
“‘A hundred measures of wheat,’ he said.
“‘Take your invoice,’ he told him, ‘and write
80.’
1.“The master praised the unrighteous
manager because he had acted astutely. For
the sons of this age are more astute than the
sons of light in dealing with their own people.
2.And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by
means of the unrighteous money so that
when it fails, they may welcome you into
eternal dwellings.
3. Whoever is faithful in very little is also
faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous
in very little is also unrighteous in much.
4. So if you have not been faithful with the
unrighteous money, who will trust you with
what is genuine?
What We Notice / What We Need to Notice
The difference
between where
where we are &
where God is
taking us

The difference
between where
we were &
where we are
1. Faithful in the Small
Things
o Luke 16:10 “Whoever is faithful
in very little is also faithful in
much, and whoever is
unrighteous in very little is also
unrighteous in much.”
2. Faithful in Attendance
o Hebrews 10:25 “Not staying
away from our meetings, as
some habitually do, but
encouraging each other, and all
the more as you see the day
drawing near.”
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3. Faithful in Serving
o Matthew 24:45 “Who then is a
faithful and sensible slave,
whom his master has put in
charge of his household, to give
them food at the proper time?”
o Choir
o Ministry Teams
o Care Group Leaders
o Teachers
4. Faithful with the Message
o 1st Corinthians 4:1-2 “A person
should consider us in this way:
as servants of Christ and
managers of God’s mysteries.
In this regard, it is expected of
managers that each one be
found faithful.”
5. Faithful in Giving
o Luke 16:11 “So if you have not
been faithful with the
unrighteous money, who will
trust you with what is
genuine?”