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  • Stewardship Of Talent Series

    Contributed by John Knight on May 2, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 6,649 views

    Allowing God to make the most of who we are.

    Stewardship of Talent Romans 12:3-8 Essential driving question of life "When I grow up I want to be " ". Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? –more specifically, "What is the meaning of my life? "I was made for " ". EVERYBODY HAS A PURPOSE -Given by God Psalm ...read more

  • Talent Quest.

    Contributed by John Gullick on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,839 views

    A sermon that considers how we can use our talents. It uses an enchanting story about a ballerina to illustrate how our giftedness contributes to the building of the Kingdom.

    Wile E Coyote furiously chases Roadrunner. The bird suddenly stops. The coyote tries but he can’t, and he skids past the roadrunner out to the edge of the cliff. The ground gives way and for just a moment we see his saucer eyes. Then down Wile E. Plummets. Poof! You and I don’t recover ...read more

  • Parable Of The Talents

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 23, 2004
    based on 155 ratings
     | 35,914 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
     | 17,095 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

  • Catching More Than They Could Carry

    Contributed by Ivan Casteel on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,064 views

    Submitting our talents and possessions to the Lord.

    PP0549 DATE CATCHING MORE THAN YOU CAN CARRY! Luke 5:1-11 Lu 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their ...read more

  • Firstfruits Of All Thine Increase: Lesson 1-Tithe Your Talent

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Jan 20, 2003
    based on 127 ratings
     | 17,354 views

    "All the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree is the Lord’s" (Lev. 27:30).

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. What does the Lord expect from each one of us? The tithe. "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of Host, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that ...read more

  • The Facts Concerning Our First Fruits

    Contributed by Dr. Scott Caudill on Apr 15, 2002
    based on 166 ratings
     | 29,243 views

    Are you giving God your very best? Let’s consider the facts concerning our first fruits.

    FACTS CONCERNING OUR FIRSTFRUITS Proverbs 3:7-10 As you study your Bible you’ll find that the book of Proverbs is in a section of the Bible knows as, “Wisdom Literature”. The other books that would be included in the section would be the book of Job, the Psalms, the book of Ecclesiastes ...read more

  • Remember The Simple Things Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 17, 2003
    based on 208 ratings
     | 23,216 views

    Peter gives us list of 8 simple characteristics that are so basic we tend to overlook them... but we do so at our own risk. Learn the value of the "simple" qualities of your faith.

    OPEN: Cecil B. DeMille was making one of his great epic movies. He had 6 cameras at various points to pick up the overall action and 5 other cameras set up to film plot developments involving major characters. The large cast had begun rehearsing the scene at 6am and they went through it 4 ...read more

  • Who You Give God Your Lunch?

    Contributed by Jeffery Karnes on Nov 26, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,940 views

    A semon about having faith that what you give to God (money, time, talents, etc....) will be used to glorify his kingdom

    Would you give God your lunch? John 6:1-13 I am going to talk about giving this morning. Now don’t get up and walk out, I know a brand new youth pastor giving his first sermon in church doesn’t need to start telling the congregation how they need to give more money, so that is not what I am ...read more

  • How Can I Make A Difference? Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Jun 26, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 6,272 views

    Moses had talents, but he needed to be trained first. We need to be patient when it comes to serving God.

    June 28, 2003 Exodus 2:11-22 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Glancing this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the ...read more

  • Whipping The Slave Again

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Mar 15, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,134 views

    Does the one talent slave deserve another whipping? He did hide the master’s talent. But why did he hide it? Fear cripples. So God is going to work through the Gentiles now. Take that Pharisees.

    WHIPPING THE SLAVE AGAIN TEXT: MATTHEW 25:14-30 THEME: AN FALSE VIEW OF GOD CAUSES A LACK OF SERVICE. Should we give the one talent slave in Matthew 25:14-30 another whipping? We can get the whip out and provide another lashing for his lack of faithful service to his master. We can ...read more

  • I've Got The Power

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Apr 25, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 6,891 views

    God gives various ministries out to specific individuals to match their talents, but one ministry that is given for all to do is to share the gospel of grace with the whole world.

    April 27, 2003 Morning Service Text: Luke 9:1-6 Subject: Ministry Title: I’ve Got the Power in the Name of Jesus Do you know that you are called to be ministers of the gospel of Christ? If you claim Jesus Christ as your Savior you have a ministry to do. Not all of you know what that ...read more

  • The Tragedy Of The Unopened Gift Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Dec 28, 2005
    based on 49 ratings
     | 20,406 views

    Everyone is given gifts and talents to use for the upbuilding of the Kingdom, and we need to do our best to use those gifts and not waste them

    “Tragedy of the Unopened Gift” Introduction: The Antiques Road Show is an interesting television show to watch. Every now and then on the show a person will come in with something they have had for many years, maybe a family heirloom that they thought was worthless, and a antique expert will ...read more

  • Just Like Us!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jul 2, 2002
    based on 486 ratings
     | 97,673 views

    Now one of the disturbing parts of the story to us is that He didn't give the servants the same amount. He gave 5 to one & 2 to another & 1 to another. We may think that is not fair. (PowerPoints available - # 144)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2014) (PowerPoints used with this message are available at no cost. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #144.) A. If you were to ask me, "What is the most famous parable that Jesus ever told?" I would ...read more

  • Using What God Has Given Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 26, 2003
    based on 789 ratings
     | 322,863 views

    God gives each of special abilities and expects us to be faithful in using what we’ve been given. Instead of “hiding” our gifts we’re to invest them in kingdom service. There’s no getting around the fact that we are responsible for what we’ve been given