No Regrets Stewardship | Luke: Season 2, Part 1

January 22, 2023   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

Luke Season 2, pt 1 – “No Regrets Stewardship”

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Luke 16:1-13
He also said to the disciples, “There was a  who had a , and charges were brought to him that this man was . 2 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.’ 3 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. 4 I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5 So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 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.’ 8 The master  for his . For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9 And I tell you,  by means of , so that when it fails they may receive you into the . 10 “One who is faithful in a very  is also faithful in , and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the , who will entrust to you the ? 12 And if you have not been , who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. .”

A  and the .

Luke 16:9
And I tell you,  by means of , so that when it fails they may receive you into the .

“unrighteous wealth”  
“eternal dwellings”  

Live in such a way that your generosity contributes to someone else’s heavenly dwelling.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

BIG IDEA:
God does NOT want us !
He wants us to .

Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. .

How do you master your money?
1. Focus on  money for .

Luke 16:9
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth,  they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

2. Faithfully  the money you have 

“I’ll start giving when I get a 
“I’ll start giving when I 
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“I’ll start giving when the 
“I’ll start giving when I 
“I’ll start giving when 

Luke 16:10
One who is faithful in a very  is also faithful in , and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

Application:
1.If you are not giving to the local church—.

1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.

Matthew 6:21
For where your  is, there your  will be also.

Learn to live open handed and give out of the abundance that God has given you.

2 Corinthians 8:9
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was , yet for your sake he became , so that you by his poverty might become rich.”

2. Use  to make 

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