Point: The master commended the dishonest manager because he acted shrewdly, not because he was dishonest.
Point: The heavenly Father welcomes returning sinners.
Point: The Rabbis agreed that God would welcome the penitent sinner, but it is a new idea that God is a seeking god, a god who takes the initiative.
Point:Cross bearing is the essence of discipleship.
Point: Jesus is the host of the great supper and the master of all its invitations.
Point: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Point: Jesus would keep working away at His calling until He finished what He had come to do, even unto death.
Point: Jesus said, "There is only one door that leads to eternal life and it will not always be open."
Point: From the Christian perspective, disability is a normal part of life in an abnormal world.
Point: The ultimate proof of the sinner is that he does not know his own sin.