The Parable of the Dishonest Manager

Sunday’s Bulletin

As we are invited today to consider what it means to be managers (rather than owners) of all that we have, it is crucial to recognize that we are bought with a price. “Christ Jesus, himself human, . . . gave himself a ransom for all.” Apart from the generosity of God we have nothing—we are nothing. By God’s gracious favor we have everything we need.

Readings and Psalm

  • Amos 8:4-7
    Warnings to those who trample on the needy and poor
  • Psalm 113
    The Lord lifts up the poor from the ashes. (Ps. 113:7)
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-7
    One God, one mediator—Christ Jesus—who gave himself for all people
  • Luke 16:1-13
    A shrewd manager: faithful in little, faithful in much; serving God/wealth

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm