Speaker: Ty Neal
Date: April 23, 2017
We all love good stories - especially when they are short and punchy. Jesus was the master storyteller. Many times throughout the Gospels, he told short stories, called parables, that left challenging and life-changing impacts on the listener's life. Join us as we walk through some of Jesus' parables. Long Story Short. January 29th - April 9th at Grace Point Church
TITLE - The Parable of the Talents
QUOTE - “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” C.S. Lewis
Big Idea: - Live for Jesus now so we may live with him forever.
Matthew 25:14 - 14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property.
Matthew 25:15 - 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.
Matthew 25:16-18 - 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.
Matthew 25:19 - 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
Matthew 25:20-23 - 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
Genesis 2:15 - 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
John 14:15 -15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
Matthew 25:24-25 - 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’
Titus 2:14 - 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
Matthew 25:26-27 - 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.
Matthew 25:28-29 - 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
Matthew 25:30 - 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Matthew 7:21-23 - 21”Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
2 Timothy 4:7-8 - 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
QUOTE - “All my days I prayed and prayed and now I see the finish line Oh I’m gonna finish mine” - Chance the Rapper