November 20, 2016: “Consecration: Talents”

cropped-FPC-Icon.pngAn audio file of the sermon from November 20 is available at this link.

The Scripture readings are Deuteronomy 16:9-17 and Matthew 25:14-30.

“The way Jesus tells it, everyone who takes risks for the Master are the heroes of the story of God with the world. He doesn’t make any distinction between the faithful risk-takers. The two-talent and the five talent servants get exactly the same words of praise: “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.” The five talent servant risked more, the two talent servant less, but each one risked everything he had, to the limit of his capacity. The point of the story seems to be that if the one-talent servant had made that kind of risk, even if he had lost the money, he too would have received that unstinting praise.”


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