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Summary: There is a lesson imparted here suggestive of the “America’s Got Talent” in the Parable of the Talent hosted by the First Talent show Host- Jesus .

Introduction:

This sermon outline was outstandingly been suggestive in a way by one of the most popular global TV show nowadays, “America’s Got Talent”. And there is one great Parable of a Talent Show inspired by the Lord Jesus Christ more than 2000+ years ago... as usual, He is the first Talent Show Host....

(America's Got Talent, often abbreviated as AGT is a televised American talent show competition, broadcast on the NBC television network. It is part of the global Got Talent franchise created by Simon Cowell, and is produced by FremantleMedia North America and SYCOtv, with distribution done by Freemantle. Since its premiere in June 2006, each season is run during the network's summer schedule.

The show attracts a variety of participants, from across the United States and abroad, to take part and who possess some form of talents, with acts ranging from singing, dancing, comedy, magic, stunts, variety, and other genres. Each participant who auditions attempts to secure a place in the live episodes of a season by impressing a panel of judges - the current line-up consists of Cowell,Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum. Those that make it into the live episodes compete against each other for both the judges' and public's vote in order to reach the live final, where the winner receives a large cash prize, paid over a period of time, and, since the third season, a chance to headline a show on the Las Vegas Strip.

Since its premiere, America's Got Talent has helped to unearth new talent and kickstart/boost the careers of various performers who took part in the competition, while the show itself has been a rating success for NBC, drawing in on average around 10 million viewers per season.)

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“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called His servants and entrusted to them His property. To one He gave five talents, to another two, to another one, TO EACH ACCORDING TO HIS ABILITY.

Then He went away.

“He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid His master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 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.’ 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’. 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.’ 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.’ 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, so I was afraid, and I went and hid Your talent in the ground. Here You have what is yours.’ But His master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed and gather where I scattered no seed? 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. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 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. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 25:14-30 ESV)

“And unto one He gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability;(v.14).

Just like the Show, “America’s Got Talent”, this is a wonderful story called the Parable of the Talents. Bible readers are drawn to it because it is simple, clear and easy to understand. It’s lessons are impossible to miss, that is why I correlated it to one of the world’s popular talent show. The Parable of The Talent is not only the world’s popular talent show but a talent show for all eternity! ...till our Savior come.

This parable tells us what to do while we wait for Jesus to return.

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