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I Can See Clearly Now (Part 2)

From Stress to Rest

Tom LundeenFebruary 26, 2023Finances

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Passage: Luke 16:1-18

In part 2 of this two-part message, we'll look at Jesus' parable of the shrewd manager in Luke 16 to see some counter-cultural and even revolutionary things God has to say about money. 

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I Can See Clearly Now (Part 2)


Pastor Tom Lundeen


...there are probably fewer topics that have more  and practical implications for our lives, marriages, families, culture, nation, and world than how we handle money and how money handles us. can dominate our lives and money influences our lives for .

If you don't  to manage your money, it will manage you, which is why money and financial issues cause so much stress in our lives. 


Today in Part 2 we are going to see 3 more of these -transforming truths that will help us experience less stress and more rest in our lives about money and things.

Quick review: 


1.  Belongs to God

2. God Uses Money to Help Me  

3. Money is Simply a  



4. One Day I'll Face the Ultimate  


Whether we have  a lot or a little, God is very interested in what we're doing with it, and can He trust us with more.

Note Luke 16:2


One day for all of us, our time in  management will end, and God will ask us to show what we did with the mind, gifts, abilities, health, freedom, and resources He gave us. 

Did we just focus on ourselves, or did we  God with everything (note 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Peter 4:11; Colossians 3:17; Romans 14:12)?


5.  with a Little Opens the Door to God Trusting Me with More (note Luke 16:10)


Note Matthew 25:14-30

Faithfulness in little ways produces  big ways. (Warren)

 is God's plan to become financially healthier (note 2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Luke 6:38).



6. The Use of Money (note Luke 16:9)


The best use of my money and yours is  heaven and depopulating hell. 

Note Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:8

Is anybody going to be in heaven because of the way you used your money and  generosity? 


You can't take it with you, but you can send it on ahead by  it in the lives of people who your gifts help in them saying 'YES!' to Jesus as Lord. 

No matter what you may have in your earthly , it pales in comparison to what you could have in your eternal  



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  • One day you and me will face the ultimate .

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