Crossroads Community Church
Parable of Waiting & Stewardship
July 3, 2022

Parable of Waiting & Stewardship

July 3, 2022   /   Crossroads Community Church

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35 “Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. 37 The servants who are ready and waiting for his return will be rewarded. I tell you the truth, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat! (Luke 12:35-37)

42 And the Lord replied, “A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. 43 If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. 44 I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns. (Luke 12:42-44)

47 “And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished. 48 But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required. (Luke 12:47-48)

 

3 Characteristics of a Good “Waiter”

1. – v. 35 “Dressed and ready”

2. – v. 35 “Keep your lamps burning”

3. – v. 36 “[and be] like men waiting for their master”

31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

 

= Utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation and Kingdom.

17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. (James 4:17 NIV)

 

To whom much is , much is .

 

To ourselves with others is to deny the of who God created us to be.

 

How can you use what you have to show Jesus’ love to others?

 

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