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1 1 Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30

2 2 Text: Matthew 25:14-30, Parable of the Talents 14. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord s money. 19. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 22. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

3 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast no strawed: 25. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Introduction: I. James Burton Coffman cites the following analogies in this parable: A. The man going into another country Christ the Lord. B. The other country heaven. C. The servants Christ s disciples. D. Distribution of talents endowment of gifts. E. The man s return second advent. F. The accounting required judgment.

4 4 G. Profit reporting improvement of gifts. H. The buried talent slothfulness, an evil heart. I. The joy of the Lord felicity in heaven. J. Outer darkness punishment of the wicked. K. Faithful servants faithful Christians. L. The unfaithful servant unfaithful Christians. Commentary: I. The kingdom of heaven is like a man going on a journey... A. Jesus ascended into heaven. B. Scriptures: 1. John 14:1-3, Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father s house are many dwelling places: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 2. Hebrews 9:23-28, It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have

5 5 suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. II. Who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. A. Christ has given to each disciple gifts, abilities to be used in his work on earth. B. Disciples are to bear much fruit. III. He gave to his servants in keeping with their abilities five talents of money, two talents of money, and one talent of money. A. Responsibilities in the kingdom are assigned on the basis of each person s, disciple s abilities. B. We are entrusted with and held responsible for opportunities in keeping with our abilities. C. Five talents would have been an impossible responsibility for the one talent man. D. One talent would have been a serious under utilization of ability had it initially been given to the five talent man. IV. Afterward the man went on his journey. Jesus ascended to heaven. V. The five talent man went at once and put his money to work. A. He doubled the money that had been entrusted to him.

6 6 B. There was no delay according to the NIV. He immediately, at once set about to discharge his responsibilities. C. All businessmen love employees like the five talent man and are pleased to promote them in the company. VI. The servant who had two talents also doubled his Master s money. VII. The man who had received one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his Master s money. A. This man did not steal his Master s money. B. He kept it safely. C. He did not increase the value of his Master s investment. D. Remember that this man of the three servants had the least ability. 1. The Master still expected him to do the best he could with what he had. E. Remember that all three of these workers were bond servants, slaves. F. They did not all have the same attitude toward their Master. G. The one talent man had deep fear of his Master. 1. The other two did not seem to share this extreme fear of their Master. VIII. After a long time the Master of those servants returned and called them to account for their stewardship. A. This parable relates to the Master s servants (disciples).

7 7 B. All men must give account to the judge of the entire world. C. This parable indicates that a long time will pass between Christ s ascension and his return to judge the world. IX. The first said, You entrusted me with five talents. I have gained five more. A. The reckoning, it should be emphasized, was with each individual servant, not with the group of servants. B. Each person must give an account of himself to God. C. As a group they had increased 8 talents into 15, an 87½% profit! D. Will the Lord accept us on the basis of, I was a member of a really good church? X. His master commended him by saying, Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your Master s happiness.... the joy of the lord. A. The five talent and two talent men were rewarded because they were faithful. B. The joy of our Lord is beyond our imagination. 1 Corinthians 2:9, But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. XI. The exact same interchange took place between the two talent man and his Master concluding with, Come and share your Master s happiness!

8 8 XII. Things were different with the one talent man who said, A. Master, I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 1. The one talent man had a very poor attitude toward God. 2. Genesis 18:25, That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? B. I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. 1. Do we tell God by word, attitude or deed that he is requiring too much of us? 2. God does not condemn us for what we do not have, but by how we use what we do have. C. See, here is what belongs to you. 1. He had done no evil, but he had done no good either. 2. This is a formula for disaster. D. Bear in mind that failure, condemnation, is not limited to one talent people. E. Failure was in his not making full use of the ability he had, not in the fact that he had limited ability. F. No man will be justified on the basis of limited ability or on the basis of others having more ability than he.

9 God does not buy the excuse, I would have done better if I had had more to work with. 2. He that is (un) faithful in little is (un) faithful also in much. G. The one talent man had a deep feeling on inadequacy, inability. XIII. His Master replied, 1. He felt he could not succeed, so he didn t try. 2. Over confidence and under confidence are both extremely dangerous. A. You wicked, lazy servant! 1. To be rewarded we must neither be evil nor lazy. 2. God expects his servants to be righteous and industrious. B. You knew I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed! 1. The Master did not deny the servants charge (although it was false) but said that was no excuse for the one talent man s failure. C. You should have put my money on deposit with the bankers so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. XIV. The Master further said, A. Take the talent from him (the one talent man) and give it to the ten talent man. 1. Neglected gifts vanish, perish.

10 Use it or lose it! B. Everyone who has will be given more and he will have abundance. C. Whoever does not wisely use what God has given him, even what he has been given will be taken away from him. D. Throw that worthless servant outside into the darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

11 Parabolic analogies: The man going into a far country: The far country: The servants: Distribution of talents: The man s return: : The accounting required: : Profit reporting: The buried talent: The joy of the Lord: Outer darkness: Faithful servants: The unfaithful servant: Parable of the Talents Questions 2. The man went at and put his to. He the that had been entrusted to him. 3. The who had received also his s.

12 The man who had received went off, a in the and hid his s. 5. What differences were there among the attitudes of these three men toward their master? 6. What rewards did the first two servants receive and why? 7. What did the one talent man receive and why? 8. What did the one talent man do right and what did he do wrong?

13 What part did fear play in the one talent man s life and what part does fear play in our lives? 10. does not use what has given him, even what he has been given well be from him.

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