A GENEROUS LIFE: 2) Kingdom Return on Investment

Sermon Date: 
Feb 09 2020
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SERMON STUDY NOTES FOR FURTHER REFLECTION & STUDY

KEY VERSE(S)
• “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” – Ps. 24:1
• “You are not your own; you were bought at a price.” – 1 Cor. 6:19b-20a
• “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” – 2 Cor. 5:10
• “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!’” – Matt. 25:21

SERMON OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION
Treasures in your Heart
Just Buying Time

WHO’S THE OWNER
Time, Talents, Gifts, Abilities,
Authority, Possessions, Power

MY KINGDOM R.O.I.
Test of Stewardship
Test in Quality & Quantity

HEAVENLY GAIN OR LOSS
Well Done - Faithful Servant
What have you done - Fearful Servant

ENTRUSTED BY GOD
Investments with Heavenly Gain

GOING DEEPER – GROWING STRONGER

Renewing My Mind
a. What is the big idea/theme Jesus is implying through this parable (hint-context in chapter 24)?
b. How does the Master distribute the talents? What is the significance of this?
c. By what measure were the two servants rewarded? What was the outcome?
d. What motived the third servant to hide his talent? What was the outcome?

Reflecting in My Heart
a. What stood out to you from today's message?
b. Do you struggle comparing yourself with others? What is Jesus teaching you through this parable?
c. How will you test stewardship versus ownership?
d. Ask God to speak to you as you review and reflect upon the Key Verse(s).

Responding in My Faith
a. Think about all the talents (finances, abilities, gifts, time, possessions, etc.) God has entrusted you with. Spend time giving God your gratitude and a praise of thanksgiving.
b. What steps will you begin to take to invest such talents back into God’s Kingdom purposes? Ask God for wisdom and direction.
c. True or False: What you do today will determine what heaven will be like for you. Explain.

The Lord Bless you in your studies and reflection!
Pastor Trevor