Stewardship: Under My Management

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:

THE MASTER

  • 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.

THE MANAGERS

  • 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?

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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