Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:14-30
Memory Verse: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
- Some have more than others, but everyone has something. Verse 15
- Types of Resources:
b. Financial resources: Money, possessions, time
c. Spiritual resources: Spiritual gifts: Romans 12:6; Romans 12:4, Ephesians 4:11
2. God gives you resources to be used for His purposes. Verses 16-19
- Choose faith or fear! You will either use or hoard what God has given.
- God allows you to grow whatever you begin with!
- Faithfulness begins with using not saving!
- Faithfulness grows out of what you start with not what you end with!
- Faithfulness results in opportunity for more faithfulness.
- Faithfulness results in the joy of the Lord! Verse 21, 23
- Unfaithfulness results in the loss of reward, loss of future opportunity, loss of joy! Verse30