The Parables Of Jesus
THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS

Week3 6-26-16

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, “Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” He also who had received two talents came and said, “Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them” His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, “Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.” “But his lord answered and said to him, “You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. “For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken” Matthew 25:14-30 NKJV

1)    GOD HAS GIVEN YOU SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND YOU MUST STEP OUT IN FAITH AND USE THEM.

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Peter 4:10 NLT

“So the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.” And He said, “Cast it on the ground.” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (and he reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand)” Exodus 4:2-4 NKJV

“And you shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs.” Exodus 4:17 NKJV

And Moses took the rod of God in his hand. Exodus 4:20 NKJK

2)    THE SECRET OF A GREAT LIFE IS TO LIVE TO SERVE

“...Whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.” Mark 10:43 NKJK

“His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord” Matthew 25:21 NKJV

And if it happens that he says to you, “I will not go away from you,” because he loves you and your house, since he prospers with you, then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever.” Deuteronomy 15:16-17 NKJV

“Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ…” Romans 1:1a NKJV

“…Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ…” Philippians 1:1a  NKJV

“James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ…” James 1:1a NKJV

“Simon Peter, a bondservant… of Jesus Christ.” II Peter 1:1a  NKJV

“Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ…” Jude 1:1a NKJV

“Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ…” Colossians 4:12a  NKJV

3) SOMEONE IS WAITING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF YOUR OBEDIENCE

“And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them.” Acts 16:9-10 NKJV

“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, “Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” Matthew 25:37-40 NKJV

 

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