- The shrewd manager was not making friends with his master (v.1-2).
- When you don’t do your job well, what are you doing to your boss?
- How does responsible behavior at work build true friendships?
- The shrewd manager made friends with his customers (v.3-7).
- Since the manager is not accused of theft, how is he reducing the bills?
- Why was it in his best interest to give the customers a better deal?
- It is wise to use worldly wealth to make friends (v.8-9).
- What factors keep us from using worldly wealth to make friends?
- What lasting benefits come when we use our wealth to make friends?
- How well are we investing our wealth in making friends?
- Investing wealth in friendships protects us from loving money (v.10-13).
- How can we be more trustworthy in handling the blessings God has given us?
- What does investing in friends have to do with loving God?
- God knows who loves money more than friends and is not impressed (v.14-15).
- What is wrong with justifying our choice to not invest in friends?
- Why is the choice to invest in friends valuable to God?
Call to Action: To deliberately invest more of our wealth in making friends.