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The Parable of the Unjust Steward

The Parable of the Unjust Steward

Sep 15, 2019

Passage: Luke 16:1-15

Preacher: Pastor Yeager

Series: Pentecost

Category: Pentecost

Summary:

The Parable of the Unjust Steward For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. ST. LUKE 16:1—15

Detail:

THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY after PENTECOST

 

Liturgy:

8am: The Divine Service Setting III, P. 184.

10:15am: The Order of Matins, P. 219.

 

Opening Hymn          Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come           350

Hymn of the Day       Seek Where You May to Find a Way             557

Communion 1            Who Trusts in God a Strong Abode               714

Communion 2            Jesus, Priceless Treasure                                 743

Communion 3             O God of Mercy, God of Might                      852

Closing Hymn           We Give Thee But Thine Own                       781

 

 

THE INTROIT                      Ps. 119:137-140; antiphon Ps. 119:144

 

Your testimonies are righteous forever;

             give me understanding that I may live.

 

Righteous are you, O LORD,

             and right are your just decrees.

You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness

             and in all faithfulness.

My zeal consumes me,

             because my foes forget your words.

Your promise is well tried,

             and your servant loves it.

Your righteousness is righteous forever,

             and your law is true.

[sung] Glory be to the Father and to the Son…

 

Your testimonies are righteous forever;

             give me understanding that I may live.

 

 

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

 

O Lord, keep your Church in perpetual mercy; and because without you we cannot but fall, preserve us from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE OLD TESTAMENT                 Amos 8:4—7  

 

Hear this, you who trample on the needy
    and bring the poor of the land to an end,
saying, “When will the new moon be over,
    that we may sell grain?
And the Sabbath,
    that we may offer wheat for sale,
that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great
    and deal deceitfully with false balances,
that we may buy the poor for silver
    and the needy for a pair of sandals
    and sell the chaff of the wheat?”

The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
“Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.

 

 

THE EPISTLE                                   1 Timothy 2:1—15  

 

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

 

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

 

THE ALLELUIA & VERSE       Divine Service Only          1 Tim. 2:5-6a

 

Alleluia. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men,

the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all. Alleluia

 

 

THE HOLY GOSPEL                       Luke 16:1—15

 

He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

 

10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.