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Post  Haerodiel on Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:20 pm

Ok, so this didn't really make a lot of sense. My mom didn't understand it either.
Synopsis of parable:
A rich man's manager is going to be fired because he squandered the man's possessions. So, to be favored and welcomed by other people once he leaves his job, he tells the people who owe his master money that they don't need to pay his master as much as they origionaly did. Then the master speaks well of the manager. Why? Because the manager kept him from getting money.

Then it says that we should be shrewd, because the people of the world are more shrewd than the people of the light. It can't possibly be saying be more worldly, can it?

Then it says to use worldly wealth to gain friends. Shouldn't we be using our money to help others and to further the kindom of God? We always see on TV the rich kid who has tons of friends just because we think he/she is rich, and we look down on that usually.


So what's this? I really don't get it.
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Post  Haerodiel on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:05 pm

Arbitrary now, I guess, after we talked about it at practice, but feel free to discuss! pirat
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Post  Obasi42 on Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:07 pm

Well, it could have been that one of the reasons he was losing his job was because he was overcharging the debtors, so he returned the payment to normal.
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Post  Haerodiel on Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:08 pm

I think probably not. He was squandering his master's possessions, so that means that his master was the one losing money.

Plus, the parable probably would have specified that.
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Post  Testimony of Greatness on Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:35 pm

True.
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Post  ~QuizzingChik~ on Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:13 pm

God had a purpose for it thats for sure! The additional teachings in luke 16 completely confused me! Why did he add 3 totally different verses that seemed off of the subject to what he was talking about? He knows why...I just really have no clue!
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Post  Obasi42 on Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:06 pm

I think those were just three different things that Jesus said that Luke put together.
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Post  ~QuizzingChik~ on Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:14 pm

why is your signature soooo long?!?!?
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Post  Obasi42 on Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:47 pm

There was lots to say. But don't get off subject!
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Post  ~QuizzingChik~ on Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:05 am

Dont boss me obasi! Ur signature is inapropriately long!
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Post  Obasi42 on Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:13 am

No, it isn't. But we still are off subject. Put this in "Complete Randomness".
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Post  ~QuizzingChik~ on Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:15 am

Shocked U basically have a story as ur signature! Go look up sig ettiquette!
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Post  Haerodiel on Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:01 pm

He can have a sig as long as he wants to. And he's right; a comment about his sig should probably go somewhere else. It could just as easily fit in a randomness thread, and this is one about a specific topic.
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Post  duckducktape on Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:27 pm

[color=darkblue]I taked to my dad about this parable. we came to somewhat of a conclusion that what the shrewd man did was obviously wrong. and reprehensible, even though he was commended, note that he was STILL fired. The lesson Jesus was trying to convey i think, is that while you have time on earth, (earth Arrow job, like life, you will die some day Arrow be fired) use your resources to bless others and, if you will, "win" them into the kingdom, when you die, they'll be there with you. and eventually see you later. That's just a guess though. ^^;


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Post  ~QuizzingChik~ on Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:16 pm

duckducktape wrote:[color=darkblue]I taked to my dad about this parable. we came to somewhat of a conclusion that what the shrewd was obviously wrong. and reprehensible, even though he was commended, note that he was STILL fired. The lesson Jesus was trying to convey i think, is that while you have time on earth, (earth Arrow job, like life, you will die some day Arrow be fired) use your resources to bless others and, if you will, "win" them into the kingdom, when you die, they'll be there with you. and eventually see you later. That's just a guess though. ^^;


Awesome guess! You will be Most Excellent theophilus before you know it! And who knows...Mayb even a man named steve! Cool
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Post  duckducktape on Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:29 pm

Awesome guess! You will be Most Excellent theophilus before you know it! And who knows...Mayb even a man named steve! Cool
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pshaw, Smile i don't have that kind of free time all the time.
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Post  ~QuizzingChik~ on Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:38 pm

duckducktape wrote:Awesome guess! You will be Most Excellent theophilus before you know it! And who knows...Mayb even a man named steve! Cool
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pshaw, Smile i don't have that kind of free time all the time.

Free time all the time!!! LOLOLOL!! U seem to have a good amount of time now cause you r a townsman already!!
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Post  duckducktape on Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:57 pm

Free time all the time!!! LOLOLOL!! U seem to have a good amount of time now cause you r a townsman already!!
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I'm supposed to be working on some SAs...
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Post  ~QuizzingChik~ on Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:33 am

duckducktape wrote:Free time all the time!!! LOLOLOL!! U seem to have a good amount of time now cause you r a townsman already!!
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I'm supposed to be working on some SAs...
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Speech and essay class?
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Post  duckducktape on Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:43 pm

Speech and essay class?
yeah, got i done though. Very Happy
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Post  ~QuizzingChik~ on Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:06 pm

I would hope so!!
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Post  tie-dyed girl! on Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:34 pm

You guys are off topic Exclamation

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Post  Cause I Rock:) on Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:35 pm

yes we are Laughing
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Post  duckducktape on Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:26 pm

sorry kelly!
anyways,
i think the grain of salt to take with the shrewd manager parable is that he was STILL fired for his dishonest dealings.
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Post  ~QuizzingChik~ on Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:03 pm

yea
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