Parable of the Talents
What is a steward? Someone who takes care of someone else’s stuff – like a babysitter taking care of someone else’s child or children. A faithful steward is responsible, knowing they will one day be held accountable.
In his Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), JESUS shares a story to illustrate that owners (like parents) have rights and stewards (like babysitters) have responsibilities. So our responsibility is to be faithful in managing all that JESUS has given us according to his desires and purposes knowing that he is coming back soon so we can share his joy.
sermon by: Jeff Edmunds