Series: Walking the Talk
Discussion about the Faithful & Lazy Servants
This week was our breakfast on the grounds week, so we ate & worshiped and then had discussion about the Parable of the 10 Minas we’ve been covering for the last 3 weeks. It all boiled down to the difference between the Faithful and the Lazy servants…and so that is what we covered.
There were no notes from which to work and so no notes to transfer onto the website.
Again, the take aways are…
- Examine yourself – How? By the word and by invitation (invite Him).
- PS. 139 “(23) Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. (24) See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.”
- Be prepared for His return. – How? By doing business until He returns.
- Be a surrendered servant.
- Be a faithful servant.
Our focus verse is still in 2Peter 3:11-12,
“(11) Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, (12) looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, …”
MOST of Jesus’ parables were about stewardship in one way or another and our passage in Luke 19:11-27 is no different.
Let’s read it through once:
“(11) As they were listening to this, He went on to tell a parable because He was near Jerusalem, and they thought the kingdom of God was going to appear right away. (12) Therefore He said: “A nobleman traveled to a far country to receive for himself authority to be king and then return. (13) He called 10 of his slaves, gave them 10 minas (each), and told them, ‘Engage in business until I come back.’ (14) “But His subjects hated him and sent a delegation after Him, saying, ‘We don’t want this man to rule over us!’ (15) “At His return, having received the authority to be king, he summoned those slaves he had given the money to so he could find out how much they had made in business. (16) The first came forward and said, ‘Master, your mina has earned 10 more minas.’ (17) “‘Well done, good slave!’ he told him. ‘Because you have been faithful in a very small matter, have authority over 10 towns.’ (18) “The second came and said, ‘Master, your mina has made five minas.’ (19) “So he said to him, ‘You will be over five towns.’ (20) “And another came and said, ‘Master, here is your mina. I have kept it hidden away in a cloth (21) because I was afraid of you, for you’re a tough man: you collect what you didn’t deposit and reap what you didn’t sow.’ (22) “He told him, ‘I will judge you by what you have said, you evil slave! If you knew I was a tough man, collecting what I didn’t deposit and reaping what I didn’t sow, (23) why didn’t you put my money in the bank? And when I returned, I would have collected it with interest!’ (24) So he said to those standing there, ‘Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has 10 minas.’ (25) “But they said to him, ‘Master, he has 10 minas.’ (26) “‘I tell you, that to everyone who has, more will be given; and from the one who does not have, even what he does have will be taken away. (27) But bring here these enemies of mine, who did not want me to rule over them, and slaughter them in my presence.'”
I hope this message will bless you richly…not because I taught it, but because it reveals Christ. He alone is our blessing and if in any way – whether big or small, 100% accurate or even just partially so – I have revealed our great God and Savior to you in a relationally knowable way, then this was time well spent on both our parts.
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