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February 27, 2011

Ep.648: Should You Ever Befriend Dishonesty?

The Unjust Steward and its meaning

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Theme Scripture: Luke 16:9

Sometimes you read a scripture and it makes you do a double-take, because it simply does not make sense.  It then ought to become our responsibility to figure it out – to try and understand what the real message is.  Such is the case with our theme text from Jesus’ Parable of the Unjust Steward. Jesus seems to say ‘make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth, so you can have it easy later.’  It sounds like Jesus is throwing integrity out the window along with honesty and accountability and replacing them with a situational ethics "it’s all about me" approach.  Could this be?  Stay with us as we look into this parable, its context, its meaning, and its lessons for us.

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