Tag Archives: Matthew 25

The Servant’s Failure

Dr. Joe Ellis wrote the following short essay about the lazy servant of Matthew 25: “He was not a scoundrel or a thief. He didn’t steal the money. He didn’t misappropriate it. He didn’t waste it. He didn’t risk it. … Continue reading

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We’re Ready!

Many communities have signs along the road advertising that they are a “Storm Ready County” or a “Work Ready Community”. Sometimes both of these signs are displayed at the same location. I suppose that they want to convey the message that … Continue reading

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Well Done!

There is an old saying, “When all is said and done, more will have been said than done.” It is true that there seems to be a whole lot more talking than there is action. Someone recently came up with … Continue reading

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Define Wicked

When you hear the word “wicked”, what do you think of? We might think of terrorism, sexual immorality, murder, stealing, lying, child abuse, etc. There are many actions that most Christians have no problem calling “wicked”. However, Jesus seems to … Continue reading

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Held Accountable

In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells a parable about three servants who were entrusted with a sum of money to be invested for him. After a period of time, the master held the servants accountable for their actions. The first two … Continue reading

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Risking Much

Some unknown person once wrote the following about taking risks: “To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk … Continue reading

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A Question of Salvation

The leaders of a certain church decided that they wanted to reach out to the poor people in their community. So they designed programs to benefit the needy, and eventually many of them, including some homeless people, were attending the … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste It!

Speaking yesterday evening at an energy industry conference in Texas, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there.” His common-sense statement was well-received at that … Continue reading

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Your Own Definition

“If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success!”—Robert Fulghum. In Matthew 25, Jesus tells a story about a man who attempted to redefine success. The story begins with a master giving three of his servants a substantial amount of money … Continue reading

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Why He Failed

In Matthew 25, Jesus tells a story about three servants who are entrusted by their master with huge amounts of money that they are to invest in order to gain a return. The first two servants doubled their master’s money … Continue reading

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