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  • God's Gift To Men

    Contributed by Mark Witherden on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,559 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

  • Undertaker Or Risk-Taker?

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 79 ratings
     | 6,332 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

  • What You Do With What You've Got Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Aug 4, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,581 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

  • Parable Of The Tenants Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 12, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,881 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

  • Parable Of The Talents

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 23, 2004
    based on 154 ratings
     | 32,269 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

  • How To Be A Failure

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,558 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

  • The Parable Of The Talents

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Jul 16, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,234 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

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

    Contributed by Martin Kim on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,611 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 Is Life All About

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 14, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 6,193 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

  • "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
     | 11,760 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

  • Investing For The Future

    Contributed by Brent Manor on Aug 1, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,335 views

    If we invest our talents now, we have so much to look forward to.

    Matthew 25:14-30 I. Context This story is told in the middle of pages of Jesus talking about His second coming. From Ch. 24 v.1, to the end of Ch. 25, it’s all about the “End of the Age”, and His return to rule this planet, and look at our “accounts”. II. What’s a Talent? NIV notes it’s worth ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Talents

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 20, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,464 views

    What happens when we don’t put God’s "talents" to good use.

    THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS Matthew 25:14-30 Key Verse and Theme: “And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 25:30) 1. What do the talents in the parable represent? A. The talents might represent money. B. ...read more

  • Faithful And Fruitful

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Oct 5, 2005
    based on 71 ratings
     | 6,644 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
     | 6,388 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

  • What The Master Knew

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 14, 2005
     | 1,305 views

    (Parable of the Talents) Our God has already given us everything we need for life and godliness. We need to recognize that, and do something about it!

    Title: “What the Master Knew” Text: Matthew 25:14-20 I suspect if you’ve been in church for more than a few years you’ve heard of Jim Elliott. As a young seminarian at Wheaton in 1949, he was considered a bright and rising star, very well-liked and destined to go far. In 1955, he became a ...read more