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  • Unprofitable Servant

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Dec 7, 2016
     | 2,492 views

    Are you Mikey Mediocre or Marvin Marvelous? Both are needed in the Kingdom, but both are unprofitable servants.

    Luke 17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and ...read more

  • Unprofitable Servants

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Sep 8, 2001
    based on 30 ratings
     | 5,596 views

    How is your servanthood?

  • Your Resume Is Great, So What?

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jun 7, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,456 views

    Great resume, but still an unprofitable servant. Don't sweat it!

    Having been in ministry of some form since 1975 I have seen a few things. Some have been great and others not so great. I have had some victories and fallen on my face. Yet, I have always had the desire to serve the Lord and have pressed on looking for His grace and wisdom to lead me on though ...read more

  • The Drug Addicts Fate

    Contributed by Sheryln Miller on May 20, 2017
     | 3,345 views

    How will Jesus judge drug addicts? Will He say depart from me I never knew you because they wasted their lives pursuing empty pleasures?

    There are many Christians hooked on prescription drugs. Some are hooked on pain medication, some are hooked on anti-depressants and alcohol. I know there are Christians who legitimately need pain medication and anti-depressants but there are some who don’t need them or need as much they are using. ...read more

  • The Man Who Lost Everything By Doing Nothing"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Mar 20, 2006
    based on 47 ratings
     | 12,171 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

  • The Profitable Servant Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 20, 2012
    based on 114 ratings
     | 37,044 views

    I want to be a good servant for Jesus, but in this passage Jesus says I can do all kind of great ministry and still be an "unprofitable servant." What two things does Jesus say can stop me from being the profitable servant for Chris that I want to be?

    OPEN: The KJV translates Luke 17:10 this way: “So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.’” I don’t want to be an “unprofitable servant”. I want to be a profitable servant for ...read more

  • Be All You Can Be

    Contributed by James Kevin Bachmann on Nov 12, 2011
     | 2,543 views

    Gifts from God must be developed to the maximum as we reject minimalism.

    Parable of the Talents Becoming a Maximum Christian All Gods gifts, indeed all goodness and love we receive, are for us to develop to the maximum and so provide for increase in God’s Kingdom. That’s the message I would leave with you today. Become a “maximalist,” not a minimalist to ...read more

  • Now Hiring – ‘slaves’ Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Oct 18, 2012
     | 2,200 views

    A study of the Gospel of Luke chapter 17 verses 5 through 10

    Luke 17: 5 – 10 Now Hiring – ‘Slaves’ 5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” 6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the ...read more

  • Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God

    Contributed by Tony Cansler on May 1, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 1,970 views

    A message for the Lost

    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Matthew 21:12-14 Sinner is another word for Lost person Lost and knows it Matthew 22:2-14 The Wedding Garment Lost and didn’t know it Luke 16:19-31 The Rich man Says they are saved but Don’t show it Matthew 25:14-30 Unprofitable ...read more

  • A Child Is Born

    Contributed by Ted Brassard on Jul 24, 2009
     | 1,773 views

    The Wonder of the Christmas Message

    Intro: “unto us a child is born..” •The omnipotent God becomes a needy child. •The inclusive language of “unto us” as opposed to exclusive “them” •Life changes precipitated by the a “child” being “born” Change in responsibility "So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all ...read more

  • Dry Ground

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Nov 30, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,957 views

    We are living in a time in history that has never been before. A time that is as wicked as any time before. A time when the land in which we live is dry spiritually. We need a good soaking rain, a flood from God. The dry ground is a symptom of the problem

    DRY GROUND Text: Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: We are living in a time in history that has never been before. A time that is as wicked as any time before. A time when the land in which we live is dry spiritually. We need a good ...read more

  • The Storyteller - The Parables Of Jesus: The Buried Talent

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Aug 12, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 7,405 views

    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.

    THE STORYTELLER: THE PARABLES OF JESUS #5: THE BURIED TALENT INTRO TO TOPIC: Jesus is the World’s Greatest Storyteller. • 1/3 of Jesus’ teaching – Parables. Parable: an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. AN EXAMPLE: “44 The kingdom of heaven is like ...read more

  • Lessons On Service, Faith And Influence Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Oct 29, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,156 views

    At this point Jesus began to instruct His disciples more fully as the time drew near for going to the cross. The Pharisees had been treating the tax collectors and sinners who crowded around Jesus with contemp. He warns the disciples not to do the same.

    Perea Lessons on Service, Faith and Influence Luke 17:1-10 Jesus Instructs His Disciples on Forgiveness (Luke 17:1-2) Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were ...read more

  • Beyond Mere Service

    Contributed by Andrew Stringer on Jan 11, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,945 views

    Do you want to coast through your Christian life just serving God out of duty or do you want to go beyond fulfilling your duties out of sheer devotion for Christ?

    BEYOND MERE SERVICE Luke 17:7-10 Introduction: 1. Jesus, here, makes a startling statement! 2. He compares how earthly masters treat their servants—even if they do a great job! 3. He then applies it to His disciples’ lives. 4. If you do everything that is required by Scripture, you ...read more

  • Mustard Seed; Increase Our Faith

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Sep 17, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,938 views

    Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time; 27th Sunday, Cycle C

    A businessman had to travel to a meeting and invited his wife to come with him. She was excited about the trip until she learned her husband was going to be flown to the meeting in a small plane. She said, “Honey, I’ve decided not to go … I am not going on a little-bitty plane.” Her husband ...read more