Luke 16:1–8 (NIV84) Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’ 3 “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— 4 I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’ 5 “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 “ ‘Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,’ he replied. “The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.’ 7 “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’ “ ‘A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied. “He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’ 8 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.

A. Just like you can lose trust with God, you can restore it

B. When we lose trust, it is because of our own inactions, mistakes or our decisions

C. Sometimes trust is lost and other times trust was never built

D. Trust is built through relationship and proven through experience

E. Once trust is lost, it is not God’s responsibility to restore it

F. It is a false belief is that God trusts us when we have not lived up to His trust

G. To restore trust, it requires repentance and a desire the make things right

H. To restore trust, you must deliberately fix your inactions and mistakes

I. Because God is merciful, He will help you restore your trust once you take the first step

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Dr. Bryant Bell