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Eternity - Now Taking Applications (5 of 8)
Series: Tales of the Kingdom
Pastor Chris Brown
The crowd's expectations:
LESSONS FROM THE KING:
Everyone gets equal trust and opportunity, not gifts.
Luke 19:13, Matthew 25:15, John 4:35, Ephesians 4:7-8, 2 Peter 3:9
There is an expectation to use what we have been given.
Luke 19:13-15, Luke 12:42-48, 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, 1 Peter 4:8-11
The reward for faithful service is not rest, but more service.
Luke 19:17-19, Matthew 5:12, 25:21-23, Genesis 1:28, 2 Timothy 2:12, Luke 22:28-30, 1 Corinthians 6:2-3, Revelation 22:5, Matthew 13:43, Romans 8:16-17, Isaiah 9:7, Daniel 7:15-28, Revelation 2:26, 3:21, 5:9-10, 7:13-15, 20:4-6 ("Heaven" by Randy Alcorn)
There is no standing still in the Christian life.
Luke 19:24-26, John 4:35, Matthew 7:26, James 4:17
Rejection is allowed, but it is a life or death decision.
Luke 19:27, Matthew 25:31-46, Mark 8:38, Romans 2:5-11, Hebrews 9:27, Luke 12:13-21
Growth Group Homework
QUICK REVIEW: Was there one point from this week's sermon that particularly caught your attention, challenged you or confused you in regards to heaven and/or using the talents God has given you?
1. Have you ever found yourself expecting a reward and then not receiving it? Have you ever received a reward you didn't expect? If so, what did you learn?
2. Have you ever found yourself comparing your gifts and abilities to someone else's? What's the danger in this?
1. This weekend we heard how there's so much more to heaven than just getting there. The extra benefits we receive are directly related to how we use what God has given us here on earth. Fortunately, God hasn't kept these benefits hidden. Read the following Scriptures a ...
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