Community Group Gathering via ZOOM
Due to the need for physical distancing and to help keep everyone healthy, we will be holding our Community Group gatherings online via ZOOM.
So grab dinner, a drink or a snack, and join us live for fellowship & discussion on our current Sunday sermon or designated topic.
If you would like to join us, contact Judy Furlong for the Zoom meeting link.
Judy 562.544.8365 (mobile)
Tonight’s Discussion Topic: “The Parable of the Dishonest Manager” Luke 16:1-13, sermon by John Dwyer
1. The parable of the dishonest manager is difficult to understand, partially because the “hero” of the story is corrupt. Are there other parables that showcase corrupt figures? List them if so. Why do you think Jesus would use examples of evil people to teach about the Kingdom?
2. Jesus’ self-evident statement in verse 10 indicates that some are faithful and some are dishonest (unfaithful). Why do you think this is? What are some steps we can take to ensure our faithfulness to God in all aspects of life?
3. The dishonest manager was commended for being shrewd by making friends with his master’s debtors. What are some practical ways we can make friends for eternity? What do you think making friends for eternity will mean in heaven?
4. Jesus said that the parables he spoke were designed to hide the truth from non-believers, but reveal the truth of the Kingdom to believers (Matt. 13:10-11). Were the Pharisees able to understand the parable of the dishonest manager (see Lk. 16:14)? What does their reaction to Jesus’ parable tell us?
5. There is an undeniable connection between the parable of the prodigal son and the parable of the dishonest manager. Point out the connection between the parable of the dishonest manager and the story of the rich man and Lazarus (if any).