Sermons on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Trinity 9 – We owe it to ourselves

Make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous wealth; so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. [Lk 16:9] Have you heard the expression, you owe it to yourself?  Is there a Dutch equivalent? The Cambridge Online Dictionary says the phrase means “to deserve and need to do something that will be good for you:  [for example] Take a few days off work – you owe it to yourself.”  If we are healthy, we know it is…

Trinity 9 – The Unjust Steward

Make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous wealth; so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. [Lk 16:9] This morning’s parable is considered by many to be the hardest parable to understand of all Jesus’ parables. When the Church of England came up with a series of Old Testament lessons to accompany the ancient lectionary that we use, they also provided an alternative gospel parable for this morning.  But…