While We Wait
Who He Is / Who You Are
Matthew 25:14 || When you are struggling to remember Who He Is, look at the cross! Look at the empty tomb! This is His nature, His character, His values. When you are struggling to remember who you are, remember that He did all of that for YOU! Then, He called you and I, so that He might “entrust His property” to us. We participate with Him in the advance of His kingdom!
Dig Deeper: Romans 8:15-17
While We Wait
Matthew 25:15 || A “talent” was a bag of money, here used to mean something very valuable. This is what He has given to us, each according to our abilities.
Dig Deeper: Romans 12:1-8
Not Quantitative / Not Comparative
Matthew 25:21 & 23 || A rare exact duplicate passage in Scripture. The Master tells both servants the exact same thing. This is to because faithfulness is not about “how much” nor is it “compared to others”.
Dig Deeper: Galatians 6:1-5
What is Faith?
Matthew 25:24-25 || Do we trust Jesus while we wait? Faith is seeing things on His terms, trusting His plan.
Dig Deeper: Hebrews 12:1-3
What did He give us?
2 Corinthians 5:18-20 || The ministry of reconciliation: Faith expressed through love! We are set free to “invest” this proclamation: “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God!” 2 Corinthians 5:21!