We Have This Hope - Part 4 of 4

9/20/2020

“Three Blessing Truths”
Series: “We Have This HOPE” (Part 4 of 4)

 


Three Anchors that hold us firm and secure at New Hope:
•    We believe in Jesus Christ alone for my salvation.
•    We believe the Bible is God’s Word and the final authority for my life.
•    We believe my life and everything I have belongs to God and is to be used for His purposes.

Three Blessing Truths…

1. Everything comes from God                     .

14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.” –Matthew 25:14-15 (NIV)

2. Everything we have is to be                     .

16 “The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.” –Matthew 25:16-17 (NIV)

3. God                      those who are                      of His blessings.

“Look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else.” -C.S. Lewis

19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five.  ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ 21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ 22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ 23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ 24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ 26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. 28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” –Matthew 25:24-29 (NIV)


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Digging deeper
 
Read: Matthew 25:14-30
 


1.    What would you do for God if you knew you couldn’t fail? What are some images people have of God?

 


2.    How did the master react to each servant? Why did he call the last one wicked?

 


3.    Who does the master represent in this story, and who is the servant?

 


4.    What is the point of this story? How are you caring for and taking care of what God has given you?

 


5.    CS Lewis said, “Look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else.” Can you name a time where this was true for you?

 


6.    What has God blessed you with, or given you talent?

 


7.    On a scale of 1-10, how well are you taking care of Gods blessings, and talents in your life?

 


8.    What can you do this week to begin taking more care of, and being a good steward of Gods blessings/talents in your life?

 

 

Need prayer? We’d love to pray for you!
 
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