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Parable of the Talents
May 24, 2020

Parable of the Talents

May 24, 2020

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“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

“After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

“The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

“Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

(Matthew 25:19-30, NIV)

THE GOD WHO TRUSTS YOU

  • One of the main characteristics of God is that He is a .

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

(John 3:16, NIV)

  • What will we do with our talents?
  1. There are no “ ” people at the of this parable.
  2. The master gives , but he also .
  • God will never hold us for talents He hasn’t us.
  1. The third servant is not judged because he ; he’s judged because he did not .

“For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

(Matthew 12:37, NIV)

  • Sin isn’t always something ; it can also be the good within our power to do that we intentionally .
  • The third servant is not judged because he did … it was because he did .
  • often leads to .

So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. (verse 25).

  • When you _______, you end up with the sin of .
  • You and I will be held responsible for doing with what we have been assigned.

4. God and all that we are doing with our talents.

“Nothing is more common than unfulfilled potential.”

-Howard Hendricks

  • The right to do the right is !

 

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