by David Cawston

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David Cawston
Luke 16:1-13

Again as we look at things from God's perspective we will see through a parable that Jesus told that again he looks at our stuff and sees what we are doing with it.
Our idea of giving out money away solicits a wide range of emotions.
Some cringe, there is fear, guilt, joy etc.
It is the reason some don't go to church is because they always talk about it. Etc.
Our perspective determines our emotions.

Most of the people in America today when the offering plate goes around have this perspective when they come to church:
This is my money and the preacher and his gang are after our money.

You may not buy into this statement all together but there are parts of it that you can identify with.

Our perspective is found in one of these three presuppositions.
1. This is my money!
2. Why give at church if am giving to the church!
3. There is a lot more for me to lose than gain!

One or parts of these thoughts or our attitudes shape our perspective and our perspective shapes our response.

Think about spending your money at the mall!

Jesus was speaking to a group of religious people that loved money!
Their attitude shaped the thinking of all the people of that day.
His whole goal in teaching this was for us to see things from God's perspective.
We all grew up with parents that taught us don't touch this, leave that alone, don't do that clean that up etc.
We grow up and say the same things to our kids don't touch this, leave that alone, don't do that clean that up etc.

What they told us to do as a child didn't make any sense but now that we have grown up we see it from a different perspective and understand it and pass it on to our kids.
When we become mature we look at things differently.
It is our perspective that changes.

Jesus was wanting the crowd that He was teaching to look at their stuff fro ...

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