The Parables of Jesus: Stories of Worth

I. The usefulness of possessions

     A. The manager wasted possessions

           1. He lost his job

           2. He had to give an account

     B. He acted shrewdly

          1. He reduced debts

          2. He gained credit

     C. How we handle possessions shows if we can be trusted

II. The responsibility to invest

     A. The master entrusted gifts to his servants

     B. The master called each one to give an account

     C. The gifts are meant to be used

III. The danger of entitlement

     A. The tenants refused to give fruit to the owner

     B. They mistreated his servants

     C. They cared more for the inheritance than they did for the owner’s son