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  • Parable Of The Talents

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 23, 2004
    based on 154 ratings
     | 29,521 views

    An examination of a parable that Jesus told of the talents. So often we do not use what God has given us for his glory. We must put to use our gifts

    Introduction: Martha Berry was a lady with a vision to help children. She began a school for poor children. She had no books, no building and no money. But she had a dream. She went to Henry Ford to ask for a donation. Mr. Ford reached into his pocket gave Martha Berry a dime. Most people would ...read more

  • "Being All That God Meant Us To Be"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Aug 7, 2002
    based on 170 ratings
     | 15,230 views

    God’s desire for the Christian is for us to do our best with what we have been given.

    Matthew 25:14-30 “Being All That God Meant Us To Be” By: Reverend Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA I’m sure many of us have heard people excuse themselves from upholding the church by their prayers, their presence, their gifts and their service by ...read more

  • The Man Who Lost Everything By Doing Nothing"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 47 ratings
     | 9,379 views

    The third servant simply buried the talent and did nothing. This unprofitable servant lost everything by doing nothing! It is to this third man that I am directing this message. His thinking needed to be changed. He was wrong about seven things:

    Note to SermonCentral readers: Please read the message on this text by Brian Bill. It helped to inspire this message. Thanks Bill! Text: Matthew 25: 14-30 Title: “The Man who lost Everything by doing Nothing” Introduction: Most of you are familiar with the story of the master who went ...read more

  • Developing Our Talents

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 196 ratings
     | 19,944 views

    God has invested talent in each and everyone one of us. God looks our abilities and sees not just who we are, but who we can become and what we can accomplish for His glory.

    DEVELOPING OUR TALENTS Text: Matthew 25:14 - 30 I once heard the story about a young man who called over the phone to check up on the effectiveness of his work at his work. He called the lady he worked for posing as a young man who was looking for yard work. He asked her if it were ...read more

  • Undertaker Or Risk-Taker?

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 79 ratings
     | 5,312 views

    Every good thing in our lives is a gift from God. We are all accountable for management of the resources God gave us: We either pass or fail.

    Undertaker or Risk-Taker? Matthew 25:14-30 by David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION Even though kids are small, that doesn’t mean they aren’t smart. Today’s children are smarter than any previous generation. Children in a Boston school system were asked to write down some of the wisdom they ...read more

  • It's Your Economy That's The Problem

    Contributed by Charles Hines on Nov 16, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,316 views

    What is God’s Economy plan for our lives

    It’s Your Economy that is the Problem. “It’s the Economy, Stupid!” This buzz phrase become very popular during the first President Bush’s administration, and could easily be used today. Today let’s take a look at God’s spiritual economic plan for His people. Let’s start with something we ...read more

  • How To Be A Failure

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,679 views

    We can fail in life if we follow the example of the one-talent man in Matthew 25

    INTRODUCTION SLIDE 1 - How many of us want to fail in our walk with Jesus? How many of us want to fail at life? How many of us want our children to grow up to fail? - Failure is something that most of us want to avoid at all costs. We do not want to be known for our failures nor do we want ...read more

  • What Is Life All About

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 14, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 5,573 views

    The Parable of the Talents provides a condensed description of what life is all about. God has entrusted each of us with resources and opportunity. He grants freedom to choose how we will invest our time, money, etc... But we must live life understanding

    What’s Life All About? Matthew 25:14-30[1] 4-4-04 Have you ever asked yourself, “What am I going to do with my life?” Maybe when you were in your senior year of high school the career counselor helped you ask that question. Maybe in the midst of a great crisis you found yourself asking, ...read more

  • How To Be A Failure

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,177 views

    Failure is a habit, the parable of the talents can teach us some lessons about failure

    INTRODUCTION SLIDE 1 „X How many of us want to fail in our walk with Jesus? How many of us want to fail at life? How many of us want our children to grow up to fail? „X Failure is something that most of us want to avoid at all costs. We do not want to be known for our failures nor do we want ...read more

  • Faithful And Fruitful

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Oct 5, 2005
    based on 71 ratings
     | 6,111 views

    The parable of the talents.

    Matthew 25:14 (NLT) "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a trip. He called together his servants and gave them money to invest for him while he was gone. Until Jesus Comes...  God has given each of us management over His ...read more

  • Risk?

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Nov 11, 2005
    based on 43 ratings
     | 5,045 views

    A sermon for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 28 The parable of the Talents

    26th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 28 Matthew 25:14-30 "Risk???"   14 ¶ "For it will be as when a man going on a journey 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 ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Talents

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Jul 16, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,806 views

    This lesson is intended to encourage teenagers to realize their God given talents and encourage them to use those talents to God’s glory.

    Parable of the Talents I. Introduction A. What do they have in common? 1. Kraig Griffey, Adam Walton, Cooper Manning, Bobby Hull, Jr. 2. Ken Griffey, Jr., Luke Walton, Peyton Manning, Brett Hull a.1 & 2 respectively share the same father. b.Both are professionals: 1 isn’t an ...read more

  • "We Are To Be Stewards Of Our Resources” - The Parable Of The Talents Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Sep 20, 2004
    based on 79 ratings
     | 10,279 views

    The Parable of the Talents gives us five amazing principles about being a steward.

    “The Stories that Jesus Told” Sermon # 4 “We are to be Stewards of our Resources” or The Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30 This morning we are in a series on the parables entitled “The ...read more

  • Living The Dash Series

    Contributed by Steve Malone on May 18, 2008
    based on 42 ratings
     | 34,028 views

    Our life is like a mist and we really need to live it well. Week 2 One Month To Live.

    Living The Dash (What you do with your life matters) One Month To Live (part one) WOW – last Sunday was an incredible day… God really spoke to us His people in a huge way about what His Son accomplished on that first Easter Sunday 2000 years ago. THAT’S – why we decided to leave the Easter ...read more

  • A Ministry For All

    Contributed by Matthew Stidham on Jan 24, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,771 views

    Many Christians struggle with the idea that they aren’t talented, or aren’t capable of serving the Lord through ministry. Here I try to show that every does have a place and a way to serve in the kingdom of God.

    A Ministry for All Sunday June 10, 2007 AM Rudy Meoli was an average baseball player at best. With a measly career batting average of just over .200, Rudy was definitely not known for his ability at the plate, and with 27 fielding errors during the 1973 season, he certainly was not someone you ...read more

  • Use It Or Lose It

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Jun 27, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,722 views

    Sitting on God’s gift reveals a lack of faith in the Master

    Title: Use it or Lose It Text: Matthew 25:14-30 MP: FCF: Outline: In the eternal scheme of things, we turn out not to be very good at assess the value of things. Fortunately, God doesn’t call us to be appraisers – he just wants us to be faithful with whatever he, who appraises us, ...read more

  • How Much Does Your Talent Weight?

    Contributed by Greg Wiens on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 11,340 views

    This is a sermon on the parable of the three stewards. I really love this story and I was my sermon choice when we chose to preach for a summer on parables of Jesus.

    How Much Does Your Talent Weigh? Show Clip of Paul Potts’ Audition from Britian’s Got Talent from U-Tube We all love it when somebody finds out about a hidden talent that they have and then use it. The clip that you just saw is from a show called Britain’s Got Talent. The idea of the show ...read more

  • Stewardship Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Nov 28, 2000
    based on 232 ratings
     | 17,572 views

    This sermon is based on the parable of the talents in Matthew 25.

    02/06/00 - What's In It for Me? …Stewardship! Who would like to win 6000 denari? 6000 denari (1 denari was 1 days wage) How much is that? Well, what are your worth a day? Minimum wage? - $252,000.00 dollars At say $18.00/hr - $864,000 dollars What would you do with a quarter of a ...read more

  • A Kingdom Of Reward

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,195 views

    Jesus has offered us great rewards in His kingdom

    A Kingdom of Reward Matthew 25.14-30 August 24, 1997 Morning Service Introduction I. Big Responsibility: FFA President, Planning the annual banquet, Order of ceremony, who would do what and how things were to be done, Working for weeks to get it done - went well and was enjoyed by all II. ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Talents Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 33 ratings
     | 21,115 views

    Often used as the basis for teaching stewardship principles (tithing, time, etc.), perhaps this parable is meant by Jesus to teach stewardship of something a little more important?

    The Parable of Jesus The Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30 August 30, 2009 This week is the parable of the talents. We’ll be looking at Matthew’s parable of the talents specifically. Luke has a very similar version. However, the details have been changed (such as talents become minas) ...read more

  • What's Life All About?

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 11, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,554 views

    Life is about choices. Parable of the Talents is explored considering such issues as the fairness of each receiving a different amount, the importance of freewill, and personal accountability.

    What’s Life All About? Matthew 25:14-30[1] 3-1-09 Jesus had an awesome ability to speak volumes in a simple story. He revealed the heart of God by telling the story of the Prodigal Son. He showed us how to treat each other with the story of the Good Samaritan. And in our story today He tells ...read more

  • Parable Of The Tenants Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 12, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,354 views

    What exactly was Jesus saying?

    Mark 12:1-12 The Parable of the Tenants 1He then began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey. 2At harvest time he sent a ...read more

  • Faithfulness Yields Fruitfulness

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,855 views

    End Time 3 (A) - Believers are reminded that faithfulness yields fruitfulness. This means we are to always use God’s gifts and never abuse God’s gifts.

    FAITHFULNESS YIELDS FRUITFULNESS (Outline) November 18, 2007 - END TIME 3 / SAINTS TRIUMPHANT - Matthew 25:14-30 INTRO: Jesus uses another parable to teach us about the seriousness of his judgment on the Last Day. Last week the parable of the ten virgins taught us to be prepared by ...read more

  • The Investments Of The Kingdom

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Dec 20, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,958 views

    What God puts into us with His Spirit, must be in turn invested back into the Kingdom.

    Matthew 25:14-30 -- “For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.” “And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took ...read more

  • What Do You Want To Hear At The End Of Your Life?

    Contributed by Martin Kim on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,792 views

    God has called us to be faithful stewards which includes using our spiritual gifts to serve the church.

    What do you want to hear at the end of your life? Matthew 25:14 – 25:30 George Bernard Shaw, the 1925 Nobel laureate in literature, shortly before he died was asked by a reporter "Mr. Shaw," "if you could live your life over and be anybody you know, or any person from history, who would you ...read more

  • What You Do With What You've Got Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Aug 4, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 1,866 views

    Being faithful and taking risks with what God has given us to steward in the service of His Kingdom

    What You Do With What You’ve Got Matt 25:14-30: July 27, 2003 Intro: I’ve titled today’s sermon “What You Do With What You’ve Got,” and if you’re Calvin, my favorite comic strip character, what you “do” is entertain us with what you’ve “got” which is a wonderful perspective on life. For ...read more

  • God's Gift To Men

    Contributed by Mark Witherden on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,050 views

    You have been entrusted with necessary and effective gifts. You are a gift from God to the church! What you feel about this is not so important as to what you do about it.

    God’s gifts to men Introduction - Jesus has gifted the church Ps 68:18 You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even from the rebellious, That the LORD God might dwell there. Paul changes this verse in light of his understanding of Jesus ...read more

  • In The Service Of The King

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jun 22, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,420 views

    As Christians we need to use the gifts and talents we have been given toserve the King of Kings

    In the Service of the King Matthew 25:14-30 September 6, 2009 Morning Service Introduction Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources rep asked a young accountant who was fresh out of school, "What starting salary were you thinking about?" The Accountant said, "In the ...read more

  • Investing Your Life In The King's Service

    Contributed by David Cook on Mar 20, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,689 views

    God has invested gifts, talents in our lives and we must use those in His kingdom service.

    Elvis Presley is known as the “King of Rock-n-Roll.” Perhaps there’s been no greater music entertainer in the past 100 years that has used his talents to shake up the crowd, like Elvis. Thinking over the latter years of Elvis’ life and his drug overdose, do you think he ...read more

  • "Will We Run With The Ball In 2008?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 978 views

    What are those things that the Owner of all things has entrusted to you, and how are you going to respond to that trust?

    Matthew 25:14-30 “Will We Run With the Ball in 2008?” The front page of a Texas newspaper a few years ago carried the picture of a young and beautiful African American mother born without arms and legs! The State Department of Public Welfare had charged in court that she was incapable ...read more