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Everybody Always Wk 3 Message Notes

Wk 3 Everybody Always

Message Notes

“Don’t Play it Safe” Matthew 25:14-30

Sept, 5 2021

Justin Scarberry

 

 

Mount of Olives and The Olivet Discourse-

 

 

 

 

Read Matthew 25:14-30 (ESV)

 

14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 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. 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 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.’ 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.’ 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. 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. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

 

 

 

What is a Parable?

 

A life lesson bringing spiritual truths

 

 

 

The Parable of the Talents

 

Matthew 25:14-15
14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

 

What is a Talent?

Unit of measure, specifically weight. It caried by region and also depends on what Particular metal was used.

 

“According to his own ability”

 

Matthew 25:16-17
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.

 

The Master already told them what to do when he was gone.

 

 

Matthew 25:18
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
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.’

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew 25:21
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.’

 

 

 

 

“Whatever you do for God is important to Him

and that’s the only thing that matters.”

 

 

 

 

Matthew 25:24
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,

 

3 Telltale Signs

“I” Make Excuses

“I” Blame Other

“I” Choose Pride

 

 

“it’s not a coincidence that the middle letter of sin and pride are both “I”

-Don’t Know

 

Proverbs 16:18
18 Pride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.

 

 

 

 

Matthew 25:25
25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’

 

“But do we really believe in God if we don’t do anything at all with what he’s given us?”

                                                                                                                                                 -Justin Scarberry

 

 

 

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 25:28-30
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. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

 

 

 

 

2 Corinthians 5:10
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

 

 

 

Luke 12:48 …Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

 

 

 

 

 

God will never give you a task he hasn’t given you the ability

to complete perfectly in His eyes.

 

 

 

 

1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

***Small group questions and discussion will be guided by our series workbook, “Everybody Always.”

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