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Lu19 11 27-trade

  1. 1. TRADE WITH THIS UNTIL I COME -- Luke 19:11-27
  2. 2. Luke 19:11-27 New Living Translation <ul><li>  11 The crowd was listening to everything Jesus said. And because he was nearing Jerusalem, he told them a story to correct the impression that the Kingdom of God would begin right away. 12 He said, “A nobleman was called away to a distant empire to be crowned king and then return. 13 Before he left, he called together ten of his servants and divided among them ten pounds of silver, saying, ‘Invest this for me while I am gone.’ 14 But his people hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We do not want him to be our king.’  </li></ul><ul><li>15 “After he was crowned king, he returned and called in the servants to whom he had given the money. He wanted to find out what their profits were. 16 The first servant reported, ‘Master, I invested your money and made ten times the original amount!’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Luke 19:11-27 New Living Translation <ul><li>    15 “After he was crowned king, he returned and called in the servants to whom he had given the money. He wanted to find out what their profits were. 16 The first servant reported, ‘Master, I invested your money and made ten times the original amount!’ </li></ul><ul><li>  17 “‘Well done!’ the king exclaimed. ‘You are a good servant. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you, so you will be governor of ten cities as your reward.’ </li></ul><ul><li>  18 “The next servant reported, ‘Master, I invested your money and made five times the original amount.’ </li></ul><ul><li>  19 “‘Well done!’ the king said. ‘You will be governor over five cities.’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Luke 19:11-27 New Living Translation <ul><li>  20 “But the third servant brought back only the original amount of money and said, ‘Master, I hid your money and kept it safe. 21 I was afraid because you are a hard man to deal with, taking what isn’t yours and harvesting crops you didn’t plant.’ </li></ul><ul><li>  22 “‘You wicked servant!’ the king roared. ‘Your own words condemn you. If you knew that I’m a hard man who takes what isn’t mine and harvests crops I didn’t plant, 23 why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Luke 19:11-27 New Living Translation <ul><li>24 “Then, turning to the others standing nearby, the king ordered, ‘Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one who has ten pounds.’ </li></ul><ul><li>  25 “‘But, master,’ they said, ‘he already has ten pounds!’ </li></ul><ul><li>  26 “‘Yes,’ the king replied, ‘and to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. 27 And as for these enemies of mine who didn’t want me to be their king—bring them in and execute them right here in front of me.’” </li></ul>
  6. 6. RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR? <ul><li>Some say, “Why bother? I never stick to them anyway” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I always try to do better in the New Year. Even if I don’t reach all of my goals I’m still better off than before” </li></ul><ul><li>The end of the year/beginning of a year…what a good time to make assessments and adjustments. </li></ul><ul><li>How about resolutions with Kingdom intent? </li></ul>
  7. 8. Announcements
  8. 9. Worship
  9. 10. Jonathan Edwards’ resolutions may seem a bit more spiritual than ours:
  10. 11. This Parable Reveals Jesus’ Purpose <ul><li>“ Put this money to work until I come” (Luke 19:13) reads “occupy till I come” in the KJV. </li></ul><ul><li>It runs parallel to other stories Jesus told of a master being on a journey and leaving money or fields for his servants are to invest and make a profit. </li></ul><ul><li>An illustration of the kind of results Jesus is seeking can be found in the previous passage. A sinner repents and pledges to make amends and live on a higher plane </li></ul>
  11. 12. From The Parable We See That His Servants Were Expected To Make Investments In A Hostile Environment <ul><li>The King’s subjects did not want him to be their king. Does this ring a bell? </li></ul><ul><li>By operating in the new king’s name their invited a bit of trouble for themselves when they did his bidding. Have you ever felt the public’s dis-ease with you since you associate with the Prince of Peace or his kin? </li></ul>
  12. 13. The Parable Pertains To Us <ul><li>Our Master has left for a time. </li></ul><ul><li>He has granted us gifts and treasure to used for his good. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a day of accounting for what we did with what we have held in our hands. </li></ul>
  13. 14. What We Will Do, As A Church And As Individuals Will Result From Resolutions Or Mere Reactions <ul><li>Reactions are responses to what goes on around us. </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution has to do actions which reflect the purpose we believe in. </li></ul>
  14. 15. ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE BIBLE: <ul><li>Ephesians 5:15-16 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil. </li></ul><ul><li>Philippians 3:13-14 One thing I do; forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. </li></ul>
  15. 16. As We Face A New Year Our Church Needs To Ponder We Have A Question To Consider: <ul><li>What is ‘in our hands’, at our disposal? </li></ul><ul><li>Our Location </li></ul><ul><li>Our Leaders…Pastor, Elders, Board, Teachers, Worship Team, non-elected leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Our time in history </li></ul><ul><li>The makeup of our congregation …skills, gifts, our friendships </li></ul><ul><li>Our facility </li></ul><ul><li>Our history </li></ul>
  16. 17. What do we (as individuals) need to use purposefully? <ul><li>Our neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>Family, neighborhood, school and workplace relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Our money </li></ul><ul><li>Our problems </li></ul><ul><li>Our homes and vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies, skills, special interests </li></ul><ul><li>Possessions </li></ul>
  17. 18. BOTTOM LINE: What sort of return will Jesus get from what he has placed in our hands? And Are we interested in doing the best we can to advance the Kingdom in the new year?
  18. 19. THE PARABLE IS TIMELESS <ul><li>The King is coming </li></ul><ul><li>He is expecting us to have been faithful stewards </li></ul><ul><li>There are consequences for faithfulness and unfaithfulness (faithfulness is better) </li></ul>
  19. 20. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust Him as my Lord and Savior.
  20. 21. Offering: An Opportunity To Express the Pledge
  21. 22. Worship
  22. 23. Worship
  23. 25. RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR? <ul><li>Some say, “Why bother? I never stick to them anyway” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I always try to do better in the New Year. Even if I don’t reach all of my goals I’m still better off than before” </li></ul><ul><li>The end of the year/beginning of a year…what a good time to make assessments and adjustments. </li></ul><ul><li>How about resolutions with Kingdom intent? </li></ul>
  24. 26. Go, Doing The Best You Can To Advance The Kingdom In The New Year?

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