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Investing Wisely (2 of 6)
Looking at Life with a Different Perspective
Rev. David Cawston
Ushers! Hand out envelopes!
Do not open the envelopes until I tell you!
Everybody to have an envelope!
In these verses leading up to this parable Jesus has been responding to his disciple's request about when the end of the world would come and when the kingdom of God would be really established.
In Matthew 24 Jesus tells his disciples all the signs about the end of the age and then goes on to instruct them that between the current time and the end of the age.
In the mean time he uses a series of parables to teach about the necessity for the people of His kingdom to be faithful and wise.
He summarizes this thought in Matt 24:45-47
45 "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?
46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
What he is really teaching here is that this time on earth is really a developing and testing, maturing time to prove and develop people into being ready for the kingdom to come.
We have to be matured to really enter into His Kingdom.
We are really in boot camp!
We are not here just to survive this life but we are here preparing us for an eternal existence and rulership with God.
That is why all the struggles and trials. It is like an obstacle course to strengthen us for the future.
It is time for us to be transformed in the way we think so that we can look at life from a different perspective in various areas.
Today we want to look at God's perspective regarding investing wisely!
This is part of our maturity!
We need to see it from a different perspective.
14 "Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who ca ...
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