09 Stewardship – The Heart of the Matter – It all belongs to God

09 Stewardship – The Heart of the Matter – It all belongs to God

 

Sermon Outline

 

09 Mt 25;14-30 Stewardship: It All Belongs to God

 

  1. The Heart (Prov 4:23, Mt 7:17, Isa 1:3, Ps 24:1-2)
  2. Context of Matthew 24-25
    1. Parousia (Mt 24:1-1, 30)
    2. Being Ready (Mt 24:42)
    3. Service in the Kingdom of Heaven(Mt 24:45ff)
      1. 4 stories meant to instruct the disciples in how they are to live in anticipation of the return of the Lord.
  3. Characters & Items
    1. Owner (Mt 25:14, 19)
    2. 3 servants
    3. Talents (Ps 127:3, Heb 13:2, 1Cor 6:19-20, 10:31)
  4. Heart of Owner
    1. Trusting (Mt 25:14)
    2. Wise (Mt 25:15)
    3. Good and Thankful – (Mt 25:21, 23)
    4. He is generous (Mt 25:21, 23)
    5. Desires to see his estate/kingdom grow (Mt 25:14, 26, 28)
    6. He has proper valuing of things (Mt 25:21, 23, Luke 16:11)
  5. Heart of 2 servants
    1. Eager to extend the Master’s footprint (Mt 25:16-17)
    2. Diligence
    3. Good and Faithful (Mt 25:21, 23)
  6. Heart of 3rdServant
    1. Looks poorly upon his Master (Mt 25:24)
    2. Fearful of punishment (Mt 25:25)
    3. Wicked and disrespectful, irresponsible (Mt 25:26)
    4. Lazy (Mt 25:26)
  7. Stewardship is about risk
    1. Everything is to be risked in the extension of the Kingdom of Heaven!
    2. Above all else guard your heart – [the way you think about God, and the way you think about the little things of life] – for everything you do flows from it! (Prov 4:23)

 

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