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Understanding The Meaning Of "talents"

Have you ever been in a talent show? Where? What was it like? For some of us, it was always part of being at summer camp.

PURPOSE: To help listeners think about what Jesus means when He talks about "talents."

Have you ever been in a talent show? Where? What was it like? For some of us, it was always part of being at summer camp.

Making The Most Of What God Has Given You

What's the largest amount of money you have ever had in your hand at one time?

Suppose someone gave you a million dollars in large bills. What would you think about doing with it?

PURPOSE: To help listeners think about what Jesus means when He talks about talents.

What's the largest amount of money you have ever had in your hand at one time?

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.

Is The Lord Your Shepherd?

The psalm closes with the promise that goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives.

The word for follow is a military word. It means "they pursue us."

PURPOSE: To help listeners be able to face the future with confidence and hope.

I. The psalm closes with the promise that goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives.

What The Bible Says About The Benefits And Dangers Of Wealth

It is possible to be both wealthy and godly.

Some of God’s outstanding people were wealthy people.

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that covetousness and God’s blessing will not abide each other in our hearts.

I. It is possible to be both wealthy and godly.

The Results Of Covetousness

It is possible to be both wealthy and godly.

Some of God’s outstanding people were wealthy people

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that covetousness and God’s blessing will not abide each other in our hearts.

I. It is possible to be both wealthy and godly.

A Realistic Alternative To A Money-centered Life

Let's talk about coveting and why it is that we have such a hard time believing that money won’t make us happy—or at least living like we believe it.

Identifying The Problem Of Covetousness

It is possible to be both wealthy and godly.

Some of God's outstanding people were wealthy people.

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that covetousness and God's blessing will not abide each other in our hearts.

I. It is possible to be both wealthy and godly.

How God Interacts With Us On A Daily Basis . . . Through Good Times And Bad Part 19

Does receiving blessings mean everything in life is going great? Or is it possible to receive God’s blessings even in the darkest times?

A Challenge For Us To Choose The Eternal Blessings Over Temporal Ones Part 21

It’s easy to get caught up in our daily lives, isn’t it? We live in the here and now . . . with little thought of the future. And yet, God asks us to have an eternal perspective.

Are We Following God Because We Love Him, Or Because Of What He Can Offer In Return? Part 72

What’s your view of God? A cosmic Santa Claus, of sorts? Someone who rewards you for good behavior?

A Revealing Discussion On Out-of-the Blue Blessings Part 24

Ever receive a substantial gift from a friend that was entirely unexpected? It’s easy to think we somehow deserve them and forget that they’re an unearned expression of someone’s love.

Let’s Look At Those Who’ve Gone Before Us And How God Fulfilled His Promises In Extraordinary Ways

Has God proved Himself faithful in your life? Perhaps you’re waiting for Him to fulfill a promise at this very moment.

What It Means To Really Commit To Your Spouse Part 4

Even a good marriage can have a bad day. But that single moment doesn’t need to spoil the entire journey.  Practical advice on safeguarding your marriage.

A Discussion About The Basic Elements Of Poetry In The Old Testament Part 17

Have you ever tried to write your own psalm? Well, according to the team at “Discover the Word,” it’s a great way to express your heart to God . . . and can be a meaningful form of worship. Enjoy a creative and inspirational discussion.