Why was the steward in Jesus’ parable (16:1-8) being fired? What in the passage displays his character?
According to Paul, what is the great requirement in stewards? 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 Was this steward great according to these requirements?
In what ways are we not property “owners” but property “stewards” of what God owns? What are the implications of this for our lives?
When this steward was told that he could no longer serve his master, what were the 3 options open to him?
Why did he pick the option he did?
Why, do you suppose, Jesus made this parable so hard for us to understand? What is the difficulty in it?
What about the steward’s actions does the master commend? What is the point that Jesus draws from this parable?
What is the manager’s view of wealth? How is this different than societies view today?
What should a healthy view of wealth look like among Christians? In what ways should we use money to secure our eternal future?
Verse 9 can be confusing also. What is Jesus saying here? How is this the central point of the parable?
What are the dangers of money according to verse 15? Proverbs 17:16
Why does Jesus introduce the idea of two masters in verse 13? Is it possible for a money-obsessed person to become a committed disciple of Jesus? Ecclesiastes 5:10; Micah 3:11-12; Acts 8:18-20; 1 Timothy 3:1-3, 6:10,17-19; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; Hebrews 13:5
What do you have to say about the following phrase? “Until a Christian’s money has been committed to the Lord, the Christian’s life isn’t really committed at all.” Isaiah 55:1-2; Mark 6:7-8; Luke 22:35
Does your use of money reveal your spiritual condition? Matthew 6:19-21, Psalm 15
Are you shrewd with the use of the riches presently entrusted to your stewardship?