SOUTHERN HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, part 7 Hess Hester, Lead Pastor Weekly Sunday Morning Worship Service, 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
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  • Southern Hills Baptist Church
    5590 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74105, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • mysouthernhills.church
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

Welcome to Southern Hills!

We are so glad you are with us today! God has a purpose just for you. We'd love to connect with you today. Whether you need prayer, would like to know more about our faith family, or want to begin volunteering with one of our amazing ministries, visit mysouthernhills.info for all your next steps.

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Cultivate the soil of your heart and remove anything that hinders the growth of “the fruit.”



“Faithfulness” = reliable, dependable, and trustworthy, persuaded by truth.

Matthew 25:14-30
“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ 21 “His master replied, ‘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!’
22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ 23 “His master replied, ‘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!’
24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ 26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. 28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
GOD is the owner of all we have and all we are.



When Jesus returns He will ask us to give account of our faithfulness.

We can waste what God has given us; we can spend it, or, we can invest it.



v. 26, You wicked, lazy servant!


We are “wicked” when we fail to faithfully use what God has given us.


Unfaithful people blame others. (v. 24)


Unfaithful people are fearful. (v.25a)


Perhaps the biggest is the fear of failure.
“To attempt to do something great and fail is better than to attempt to do nothing and succeed!” –Robert Schuller


“I have not failed 10,000 times; I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work." –Thomas Edison


Some are fearful because of getting hurt in the past.



Others are fearful as a result of playing the comparison game.




Vv. 14-15s; Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability.


God’s plan is not equal abilities with equal returns; it’s equal faithfulness.
If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!


V. 16, The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work…


Faithfulness requires risk-taking, which requires faith. And faith honors God.


Your faithfulness will be rewarded with affirmation, promotion, and celebration. (v. 21, 23)





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PARENTS OF STUDENTS 6TH – 12TH GRADES –On-Campus 9:00 a.m. on Sundays and 6:30 pm on Wednesdays

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