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Parables: Risk it All For God - The Parable of the Talents | Feb 26, 2023

Parables: Risk it All For God - The Parable of the Talents | Feb 26, 2023

Living in fear paralyzes us: whether it is stress, our jobs, or our religion that make us feel that way. This Sunday we examine the parable of the talents and how the gospel frees us to live boldly! Join us!

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Centreville Presbyterian Church

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Rabbi Sacks:
Judaism is the rarest of phenomena: a faith based on asking questions, sometimes deep and difficult ones that seem to shake the very foundations of faith itself. “Shall the Judge of all the earth not do justice?” asked Abraham. “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people?” asked Moses. “Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?” asked Jeremiah. The book of Job is largely constructed out of questions, and God’s answer consists of four chapters of yet deeper questions: “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? ... Can you catch Leviathan with a hook? ... Will it make an agreement with you and let you take it as your slave for life?”
What happened to their relationship?
1. He loves what he gets from God, not God himself

2. He does not trust his master
Andy Crouch – Culture Making:
After a few years, I realized there was another group. They arrived at Harvard seeming nothing but delighted and surprised at the letter that had landed in their mailbox on a spring day. They could have their moments of anxiety, or they could be perfectly self-assured. But what you remember about them was the lightness in their manner, a sense of fun and even play that accompanied them into the dining room, the classroom and the lab.
Andy Crouch – Culture Making:
Not the play of the entitled who were at Harvard more for the social capital than the schoolwork; just the enjoyment of the very good life of studying, learning and growing that can be found at any college at its best. If many students were called children of privilege, I came to think of these students as children of grace
Risky Fath
“Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”
“Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
Paul never knew where the next blow would come from. Every day he risked his life for the cause of God. The roads weren’t safe. The rivers weren’t safe. His own people, the Jews, weren’t safe. The Gentiles weren’t safe. The cities weren’t safe. The wilderness wasn’t safe. The sea wasn’t safe. Even the so-called Christian brothers weren’t safe. Safety was a mirage and it didn’t exist for the apostle Paul.

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