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Summary: Wealth, power and control: a new look at the parable of the minas.

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Luke 19:11-27

The Parable of the Ten Minas

Fig trees

Fig Trees and the Temple

Luke 19:11-27 The Parable of the Ten Minas

Cultural/Historical background--then

Herod Archelaus/ Rome

Jerusalem & the temple system

wealth, power, control

Cultural/Historical background--now

education, food, water, clothing, shelter, entertainment

the church system

wealth, power, control

Luke 19:11-27

The Parable of the Ten Minas

Luke 19:11-27

11While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. 12He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. 13So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas.‘Put this money to work,’he said, ‘until I come back.’

Luke 19:11-27

14“But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’

15“He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it.

16“The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.’

Luke 19:11-27

17“Well done, my good servant!’his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’

18“The second came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned five more.’

19“His master answered, ‘You take charge of five cities.’

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20“Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. 21I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.’

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22 “His master replied, ‘I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow? 23Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’

Luke 19:11-27

24 “Then he said to those standing by, ‘Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’

25 “Sir,’they said, ‘He already has ten!’

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26 “He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away.

27 But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—Bring them here and kill them in front of me.’

Luke 19--Wealth, Power, Control

Luke 19:45-48: Jesus at the Temple

Luke 19:28-44: The Triumphal Entry

Luke 19:11-27: The Parable of the Minas

Luke 19:1-10: A different fig tree story

Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

The Parable of the Ten Minas

WHO ARE YOU WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING?

WHAT KIND OF STEWARD ARE YOU IN TIMES OF ADVERSITY?

ARE YOU FAITHFUL IN THE SMALL THINGS?

The Parable of the Ten Minas

GOD TRUSTED THEM & GOD TRUSTS ME

IF GOD TRUSTS ME, DO I TRUST OTHERS?

Philippians 2:3-4

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.


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