Archives: September 2004

Talents, Rewards, And Judgement Day

Do you think Billy Graham or Mother Teresa will be in a different line from a worker in a crusade or a sister in a hospital?

PURPOSE: To have listeners determine to be faithful with what God has given them.

When you think about Judgment Day, what do you think of?

Ability And Opportunity

Have people ever given you credit for living from the inside-out, when in reality you felt you were living from the outside-in?

PURPOSE: To have listeners consider how big decisions make many other decisions for them.

Have people ever given you credit for living from the inside-out, when in reality you felt you were living from the outside-in?

Deciding What To Do With The Opportunities We're Given

Have people ever given you credit for living from the inside-out, when in reality you felt you were living from the outside-in?

PURPOSE: To have listeners consider how big decisions make many other decisions for them.

Have people ever given you credit for living from the inside-out, when in reality you felt you were living from the outside-in?

Avoiding The Opportunities God Gives Us To Serve Him

Do you think that religion is always good?

Do you think that religion that is orthodox is always good?

In some ways religion can be dangerous and damaging.

PURPOSE: To help listeners explore the application of this idea in their lives.

Do you think that religion is always good?

The Attitudes Of Those Who Heard Jesus' Parable About The Talents

Do you think that religion is always good?

Do you think that religion that is orthodox is always good?

PURPOSE: To help listeners explore the application of this idea in their lives.

Do you think that religion is always good?

Who Jesus Told The Parable Of The Talents To And How They Responded To Opportunity

Do you think that religion is always good?

Do you think that religion that is orthodox is always good?

In some ways religion can be dangerous and damaging.

PURPOSE: To help listeners explore the application of this idea in their lives.

Do you think that religion is always good?

Context--understanding The Parable Of The Talents By Looking At The Next Story Jesus Told

Have you ever told a joke to someone and then had to explain the punch line? What happens to a joke we have to explain?

We may do that with some of the stories Jesus told.

PURPOSE: To help listeners explore the application of this idea in their lives.

Have you ever told a joke to someone and then had to explain the punch line? What happens to a joke we have to explain?

Investing Your Life

"Talents" represent the opportunities that God gives to us. What does that mean?

We are given the opportunities to invest and use our natural abilities, not for ourselves, but for Jesus Christ.

PURPOSE: To have listeners realize and apply how opportunities work out their commitment.

"Talents" represent the opportunities that God gives to us. What does that mean?

Being Ready For Christ's Return And Using The Opportunities He Gives

"Talents" represent the opportunities that God gives to us. What does that mean?

We are given the opportunities to invest and use our natural abilities, not for ourselves, but for Jesus Christ.

PURPOSE: To have listeners realize and apply how opportunities work out their commitment.

"Talents" represent the opportunities that God gives to us. What does that mean?

When Opportunity Knocks--big Or Little

"Talents" represent the opportunities that God gives to us. What does that mean?

We are given the opportunities to invest and use our natural abilities, not for ourselves, but for Jesus Christ.

PURPOSE: To have listeners realize and apply how opportunities work out their commitment.

"Talents" represent the opportunities that God gives to us. What does that mean?

"15 Minutes Of Fame" Opportunities God Gives

"Talents" represent the opportunities that God gives to us. What does that mean?

We are given the opportunities to invest and use our natural abilities, not for ourselves, but for Jesus Christ.

PURPOSE: To have listeners realize and apply how opportunities work out their commitment.

"Talents" represent the opportunities that God gives to us. What does that mean?

The Difference Between Abilities And Opportunities

God holds us responsible for those opportunities that, with our abilities, we can use for His benefit

PURPOSE: To help listeners think about the relationship between their abilities and their opportunities.

I. The talents in the parable refer to the opportunities that God gives us to use our natural abilities for the sake of Christ.

The Right Perspective On The Parable Of The Talents

Relationship between their abilities and their opportunities.

PURPOSE: To help listeners think about the relationship between their abilities and their opportunities.

I. The talents in the parable refer to the opportunities that God gives us to use our natural abilities for the sake of Christ.

What The Talents In Jesus' Parable Represent

In Matthew 25:14-18, Jesus talks about "talents."

PURPOSE: To have listeners understand the great value of opportunities in our lives.

When you’re reading a mystery, aside from enjoying the story, what are you trying to do?