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On Sunday, February 22, 2015, I preached a message at Wildwood Community Church based out of Matthew 25:14-30.  This message was part 2 in the series “Passion Road:  Meeting Jesus on the Way to the Cross.”  Below are a set  of questions for further reflection or group study.

 

Questions:

  1. Read Matthew 25:14-30
  2. Jesus tells this parable in the midst of a sermon answering the question, “Jesus when will Your Kingdom come (i.e. when will You return and the “end times” commence)?  Jesus answers this question with a sermon to His disciples, and Matthew 25:14-30 is one of His closing illustrations.  Given that context, what do you think was the main point Jesus was trying to get across in this story?
  3. Who do you think the landowner is supposed to symbolize in the parable?  How about the servants?
  4. For 2,000 years, followers of Jesus Christ have lived out their lives “in the dash” . . . the period of time between Matthew 25:18-19 . . . the time between Jesus’s ascension into heaven and His return to the earth.  How are you inspired to live knowing that you are living in the “dash”?
  5. Take a brief assessment of your life.  What are the talents the Lord has deposited in you?  What do you think He wants you to do with them?
  6. The implication of the parable is that Jesus will one day return, and when He does, He wants to know what we have done with our lives.  What kind of a life leads to someone hearing “well done though good and faithful servant” from Jesus?  (NOTE:  You may not know how to answer that question exactly, but what is your best guess?)
  7. What stood out to you the most from the message?  How will you apply it?

 

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