PARKSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
The Parable of the Talents
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  • Parkside Baptist Church
    301 N Lillis Ln, Denison, TX 75020, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
I. We are ENTRUSTED with God's PROPERTY. (vs.14)
* Everything in this world BELONGS to God.
* All that we have and all that we are has been GIVEN to us by God for the GLORY of God.
* If you are not currently ACTIVE in sharing your faith and serving in this church, you are HURTING yourself and DAMAGING this church.
* Don't miss out on the BLESSING to serve and give back to your church.
II. God ENTRUSTS to us FAIRLY. (vs.15)
* God gives to whomever he PLEASES.
* This attitude of discontentment of what God has given us is SIN.
* Discontentment is a DISTRACTION from the blessings of God.
"I don't say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself. I know both how to make do with little, and I know how to make do with a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content -- whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
III. We will all GIVE an ACCOUNT. (vs. 19)
* Jesus Christ is coming back and when he does we better be READY.
* We must work faithfully and energetically for him NOW.
IV. Our Rewards are Based on FAITHFULNESS Not RESULTS. (vs. 20-23)
* God is in charge of the RESULTS. We are to only be FAITHFUL to His call.
* We have a SCOREBOARD mentality. We are always looking at the scoreboard to see where we stand in relation to others.
V. Our EXCUSES will not HOLD up. (vs. 24-28)
A. "You are a hard man." He didn't KNOW his master.
* This servant is attacking the character of his master. His accusation is totally FALSE.
B. "I was afraid." He was FEARFUL.
"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28
C. "I hid your talent." He was LAZY.
"every mouth will be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God." Rom. 3:19.
VI. Our FRUIT expose our HEART. (vs. 28-30)
* To do nothing is proof that he did not LOVE his master, did not BELONG to him and will have no SHARE in his kingdom.
"What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without cloths and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you will; keep warm and well fed." But does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:14-17
What will YOU do with what God has given you?