Scripture to Read
What’s a time (at work, with a family member of friend) when you were entrusted with much, maybe even a little more than you thought you could handle? How did the situation play out?
- Why do you think humans are so fascinated with the end times?
- Why do we try to predict when the world will end when the Bible specifically tells us we’ll never know?
- Notice how the master in the parable entrusted his servants with his wealth. Examine this principle in your life: does God trust you more than you do? Why or why not?
- What do you think your life needs to look like for God to call you a “good and faithful servant”?
- What talents has God given you that you’re using to enhance His kingdom? Are there any talents you have that you’re not using for His purposes?
- In what ways do you compare the resources and talent He’s given you versus what He’s given others? Why is this a dangerous practice?
- In Luke 12:48, Jesus says, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” What does this verse mean to you? How does it impact your life?
- The third servant buried his money because he was afraid of his master, whom he regarded as a “hard man.” Do you see God as a “hard man”? Why or why not? Is there a way to reshape your thinking?
- The final sentence of Matthew 25:23 is, “Come and share in your master’s happiness.” What does that look like to you? How can it inspire how you live out this week?
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