On many occasions Jesus showed us the magnitude of God’s love and plan. But he showed us in story form. We will look at a series of parables – a series of stories - Jesus used in Luke 15 and 16 to trace the power and grandeur of God’s love for all of us.
In a recent podcast we looked at the parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin, both found in Luke 15. While these parables are hard to understand Jesus said his followers would be able to. The clear message? God’s love for humanity is genuine, preplanned and eternal! How do these parables help spell out this plan? Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
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.