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Open Heaven For Teens 4 March 2023 – Parable Of The Talents I
TOPIC: Parable Of The Talents I [Open Heaven for Teens 4 March 2023]
MEMORISE: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Colossians 3:23
READ: Matthew 25:14-30 (KJV)
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
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26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The parable of the talents is one of the most popular parables Jesus shared to teach what the end of the world would be like. It is the story of a master who gave three of his servants talents based on what they could handle. The servants who were given five and two doubled their talents and were rewarded by the master, while the servant who was given one didn’t do anything with it. As a result, his one talent was taken away and given to the servant who started with five.
All of us have been given talents based on our unique abilities and within a time frame too. If you don’t understand this lesson, you may become jealous of others, thinking that you are being treated differently and others are better than you, but that is not the case. Please, start learning to see the world and God’s blessing on other people with the mind of Christ. This will enable you to thank Him for the gift He has given you and focus on your abilities.
Instead of becoming jealous of someone who had many abilities, focus on yours and make an impact with it.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 33-34
HYMN 3 – All To Jesus I Surrender
All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.
I surrender all.
I surrender all:
All to Thee,
my blessed saviour
I surrender all
All to Jesus I surrender,
Humbly at His feet I bow;
Worldly pleasures all forsaken.
Take me, Jesus, take me now.
All to Jesus I surrender.
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessing fall on me.
All to Jesus I surrender,
Now I feel the sacred flame
O the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory to His name!
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries