Series: Finding Purpose
Topic: Part 2— Gloriously Ordinary
Speaker: Scotty Priest, Lead Pastor
Date: October 16, 2022
“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability.
“The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
1. In Matthew 25 God has entrusted each man with varying amounts of talents, “…each according to his ability.” God has also given each of us valuable ‘talents’ such as different jobs, abilities, gifts, families and responsibilities. With this in mind, what has God entrusted to you? Do you ever find that you are confused about your purpose, see counterfeit purposes or compare yourself to others?
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
2. When you think about what you have been handed, also remember that God has loved you from the very beginning. How would you answer this question, “is God proud of me?”
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
3. What are your “For Now’s” and your “Forever’s”?