In November and December 2011, Jason Hardin preached a series of sermons entitled, “What God Says About Your Money.” Part 3 of this series focuses on a few of the “stewardship parables” of Jesus.
- Luke 16:1-13 — the parable of the dishonest manager
- Matthew 25:14-30 — the parable of the talents
- Luke 19:11-27 — the parable of the ten minas
Each of the “stewardship parables” has two major subjects and important implications:
- Ownership — the master is the true owner of all assets.
- Authority — the master’s will is final.
- Trust — the master has delegated to his servants significant responsibility.
- Generosity — the master graciously promises reward to his faithful stewards.
- Expectations — the master has specific standards in mind for his stewards.
- Stewardship — the servants should be aware that they are only caretakers.
- Accountability — the servants will answer to the master.
- Faithfulness — the servants must seek to be trustworthy in their dealings.
- Industriousness — the servants must work hard and do their best.
- Wisdom — the servants must choose their investments carefully.
- Respect — the servants know that their master is just.
- Focus — the servants must prioritize to serve the master well.
“Each of us will give an account of himself to God” (Rom 14:12), including the way we handled his money. Are we ready to give an account to the Master? What if we were called to give our account today?