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Matthew 25 - NIV

14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.

15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.

16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more.

17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more.

18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.

20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’

21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’

23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.

25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?

27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags.

29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.

30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

The Sheep and the Goats


a. Matthew 25:15 Greek five talents … two talents … one talent; also throughout this parable; a talent was worth about 20 years of a day laborer’s wage.

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Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jun, 2016
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Scripture: Matthew 25:13-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 161
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Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Taking risks.
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
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Shared by: Byron Perrine on Nov, 2015
Summary: Incorporates and adapts “The Parable of the Ten Virgins...", a sermon by Joseph Wallis, to whom credit is hereby acknowledged. The intent of my adaptation is to promote an "Extended Season of Advent" focusing on preparing for the Second Coming of our Lord
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Shared by: Rick Crandall on Oct, 2015
Summary: While we wait, be sure to answer these 4 questions: 1. Do I have any gifts from God (vs. 14-15)? 2. Am I gaining all I can for God’s Kingdom (vs. 16-18)? 3. What is my ultimate goal (vs. 19-23)? 4. Do I really know God (vs. 24-30)?
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Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Aug, 2015
Summary: Jesus is coming again. You can’t avoid standing before Him in judgment. Well if Jesus were to return today, and if it was your time to give an account to the Lord, what would be the outcome? Would you hear commendation or rebuke?
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Shared by: Chris Jordan on Aug, 2015
Summary: In the parable of the buried talent, we learn that God has called us to be good stewards and faithful servants with our time, our talents, and our treasure.
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Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,144
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Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jul, 2015
Summary: He who is faithful with a little will be faithful with much.
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
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Shared by: Eric Hanson on Jul, 2015
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Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jun, 2015
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on May, 2015
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Shared by: Craig Condon on May, 2015
Summary: On Judgment Day, we will be called on to give a personal report to God. That report will be based on the choices we make here and now. We can make any changes we want to here and now. It will be too late to make them when we stand before God.
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Shared by: David Henderson on Mar, 2015
Summary: In this story Jesus gives 3 men some money and tells them to use it wisely. So I want to tell the story in way that I think you can understand it.
Scripture: Matthew 25:21
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Views: 902
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Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Feb, 2015
Summary: A sermon on Stewardship
Series: Stewardship
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Scripture: Matthew 25:14-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,481
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Shared by: Martin Ellgar on Dec, 2014
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Scripture: Matthew 25:14
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
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Scripture: Matthew 25:10-14
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Views: 1,191
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Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Nov, 2014
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Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Nov, 2014
Summary: Which servant are you?
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
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Views: 574
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Shared by: Lauro C Hernandez on Oct, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 25:26
Denomination: Assembly Of God
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Summary: Sixth in this series. The Parable of the Talents show that what I have with what I have been given reveals what I really think about God.
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
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Views: 321
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Shared by: Reggie Corfield on Aug, 2014
Summary: Many of us are too quick to throw in he towel and give up on God; when we do that we are doing exactly what the devil wants us to do. We are to persevere and trust God to do the impossible.
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Shared by: Bishop Emma Omon on Mar, 2014
Summary: God's plan for you is Increase! Drawing lessons from the Parable of Talents, this teaching will guide you on how to unleash your God-given talents and resources for increase.
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Denomination: Charismatic
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Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Jan, 2014
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Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Nov, 2013
Summary: The parable of the talents begins and ends with the master. Perhaps it is not about the talents, then, but the master.
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Shared by: David DeWitt on Sep, 2013
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