Jesus calls us to be relationally and emotionally generous, generous with our homes, generous with our time, our talents, our gifts. While you can be financially generous without being generous in heart, you can’t possibly be generous in heart without being shockingly generous with your money.

We’re looking at what Jesus says about the subject of generosity with your money, and now we come to a text which can be a little distracting. What can be distracting is Jesus comes up with a parable. He comes up with a story, he makes it up. Then he says, “I want you to be like this person.”

This is about how Jesus calls his disciples to use their worldly wealth, and there are three things I want to show you. The three things are we are stewards of money that is not ours, we are in need of a love that is not here, and we are the recipients of a friendship that cannot be equaled.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 4, 2012. Series "Generosity: Studies from the Gospel of Luke". Scripture: Luke 16:1-14.

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