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December 20, 2020 1:00 am
How much are YOU risking for Christ? Stu & Robby continue their discussion of the Parable of the Ten Minas from Luke 19: 11-27.
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I'm Stu Epperson this experience truth with me as Robert Gilmore was back for another week with me as were journeying through Luke chapter 19 verses 11 to 27.
Robbie read this parable.
My friend, so from the parable of the 10 minus as they heard these things, he proceeded to tell them a parable because he was near to Jerusalem and because they suppose that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said that them therefore no woman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return calling tenant. The servants he gave them 10 minutes and he said them engage in business until I come. But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him saying we don't want this man to reign over us. When he returned, having received the kingdom he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him that they might know what he had get that he may know what they had gained by doing business first came before him, saying, Lord, your Mina has made 10 minutes more and he said to them, while Don good servant because you been faithful in a very little. You shall have authority over 10 cities in the second came, saying, Lord, your Mina has made five minutes and he said to him, and you are to have out. You are to be over five cities, then another came, saying, Lord, here's your main at which I laid away in a handkerchief fry was afraid of you because you are severe man. You take what you did not deposit and you reap what you did not so he said to him I will condemn you with your own words, you wicked servant, you knew that I was a severe man taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not so why then did you not put my money in the bank and at my coming I might've collected it with interest and he said to those who stood by take the Mina from them and give it to the one who has 10 means they said the Lord. He has 10 minutes I tell you that to everyone who has more more will be given, but from the one who has not even what he has will be taken away. But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them deforming some heavy words there from his parable in Luke were journeying through Luke your own experience. Truth Robert Gilmore just read the passage, Robbie. What you asked this question again because we do have some more insight from the perspective of the master himself.
In the King himself about the servant but read that question again. It has a question we all can't ask ourselves right. What was wrong with the servant hiding his Mina or Mina and playing it safe. How was it his view, how was his view of the master misguided. Just so you know I received were present were sympathetic with him because were all like him you know in part of our in our life. If were honest, you have a really transparent when you look at what the master said this man you have you three of these stewards reporting back. This is different for the parable steward by the way, because each each person is giving the same dispensation here of of meanness, whereas in the parable of the stewards in Matthew's account there was given a different amount.
There's a different and it's if it's more of a stewardship thing.
This is more of a general life stewardship of what are you doing with what God is giving you while and how are you occupying until he returns. So the master comes back and he gives is these as you account first guy puts is to get Stan the second guy in a distant REIT receives the words well done, good servant because you were faithful very little. You have authority over 10 cities, a second one gets you gives is to invest in gets five and she's greeted with some very similar response. The third one says and I feared you your Doster man you click would you not deposit you reap what you not, so he basically gives an excuse and he said to say why he kept it in a handkerchief he gives it right back exactly what the master gave him. He gives Rybak the master. Now here's the Masters at him out of your own mouth. I will judge you, you wicked servant for strong words, you knew that I was an austere man collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not so why then did you not put my money in the bank that my coming I have collected it with interest. I mean, for Pete's sake, there's a 2% yield CD. You could've put this in knowing that I am at least I would understand your low risk dude. But at least you can put it in the bank is and just hiding it in a handkerchief which was very calm the culture you take it you hide under a rock you hide it you like like we do with cash or gold. Today currency you know that we want to either. We don't deposit in a more traditional bank savings alone credit union so on so forth. So the he said to him, to those who stood by take the Mina from take away from them and given to the guys got 10 so very interesting how he was misguided and I want to talk to their there's a frivolity in the sky that's exposed. There is a there is a fakeness them in is exposed by the master is not clear whether this guy is a unbeliever or believer. They got sideways. You know that kinda made as by firelight for scripting is 315.about but but I don't think that's our place to speculate. You know in God knows but the point is there's a lot of rebuke in Scripture over people. I first read is first Thessalonians. If you were sit on the roof wait for Christ to come back they were doing nothing with what got invest in. He said if you don't work you don't eat for Pete's sake did that get to work occupied by companies was a message about a process on his church the church in Thessalonica, so this idea of an investing. MacArthur says about this verse and first rate is 13 315 talked about the believer whose whose carnal in barely essay by fire. He says the believer who has little or no fruit is like the one who runs to the fire doesn't get burned, but he carries the strong smell of smoke no so there is an idea of fruitless believer or believer. Click new guys to chastise you and take you home the case of this guy is not exactly what happened but more is given about him, but the application is huge about the priorities of what you risk and in it says right here it says they said him master a why would you you know he has 10 mine is already why, given that him and uses for I say to you that to everyone who has will be given, but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him and Esther, here that I think about kingdom pursuits. Every week we hear how people taken this past May God's given them and use it to build the kingdom.
So he puts it on their heart to write a book that's a pretty risky thing or to put it on the hard to do a radio show or write to go to Africa to be a mission. I mean he he he gave them this passion.
He gave them this but in order to go do that takes a phenomenal amount of rent site, but that's where the that's where the fruit comes in and then we lived that out. Based on the things that you know he is entrusted to us and then you know you got to go figure out how to invest that which is partly adventure.
You gotta lean into him and the beauty of trusting in which, clearly, this guy didn't trust. And therein lies the lack of faith that is the real issue here yet we know what happened to his enemies in earlier talk about those they they hated him. Later, when real rim. It says in verse 27 bringing those enemies of mine who did not want me to reign over them and slay them before me. So there is a certain there is a certain execution.
There is a certain judgment upon folks you don't want his reign. His role he will come back. He's on his way in this passage for the end of his earthly ministry. Luke 19 to the cross to the passion to be subjugated and subject to some horrible torture and mocking and pain and excruciating pain and separation was father so we could be saved. He's on his way level when he returns the second time he's alive from the dead he ascended to heaven. He's coming back to roll the rain and there will be great bloodshed on those adult receive him, so he saying look, there's a lot at stake here. The life and death's the souls of men are at stake.
So go and occupied so this question brings us right here to this question. Here Robbie, which, as we wrap this up. Why don't we risk more in our Christian lives, which again when you think about this guy. Reasoning was wicked, which is really great? Why, why would you call a guy went because he has his thought on himself.
These he's concerned with how this can work out for me is not concerned on how it's gonna work out for the kingdom and so this is the deal is if you don't believe God is good to be with you and the rest you know you won't step out in faith. And there's that.
There you go in the risk is found in investing ahead giving ahead it's all about the kingdom is not about building my kingdom here on earth. It's about conveying living in his rule and reign in my heart and spreading his love and grace on this earth. One pastor observed quote the pay is really good in heaven and I like that it's it's important that will lay all of our crowns at his feet. It's all of his grace.
John Newton wrote was grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home and on this journey of grace. The question is God's deposit the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in us. The Holy Spirit of God's seal is still the day of redemption. Ephesians 1. How am I letting this infectious grace flow out of me, through me into the world that desperately needs a Savior in a world that will be judged. It will be cut down, that will be bloodied that will suffer the judgment because if you are if your sins were paid for the cross, you will be bloodied and paid paying for your sins for eternity that you caused to go sure Christ in love with every unbeliever we know so Robbie, we wrap up your ass. These final questions to get a so so how am I maximizing all that he entrusted with me. What risk are you taking for the kingdom of God. In light of the king's return. So where is a great question and that's really something. We want people to to pray about and think about what is God giving you and this will about your programs radical this everything we all are filled security. This program will try to challenge people take what God is giving you the chance of bouncing a ball if it's write a book of Jamaican music if it's tutoring a kid that need some help investing everything you have into others for the glory of God.
And it's fun for you you talk to any of those people on my show and you can see when they stepped out and risk and walked with God. He took him on an adventure. They had no idea they were going to go on and they're having a blast so if you'll have faith walk out and in what you do what you feel he is calling you to do all my goodness, I mean he will come through and not only do you get the 10 but you get 10 more. I mean I'm saying amendment the bullet… Yeah, it way multiplies us to get the other guys 10 kn in your mind as we see a glimpse of the fruit on earth, but you know in heaven will see a whole lot more. Here's a few questions. It only just ask your went out there is your thing about this what your spiritual gift. Do you even know you know spiritual gifts of the people in your family if you we are close to their one is a sitter.
Christian voters a good way to find out where they are what your spiritual gift.
There's hundreds ways to find other school test you can take, how are you using your gift to invest eternity. How are you using your money to invest his kingdom was really his money anyway so quickly and so selfish with the get that status is. I need a good grace religious trip given money gaily who are weak would be a parsimonious share the goodness to money, power, using the money guys giving you to give to others to your church to missionaries to the kingdom to Christian radio that you listen to on here was the greatest risk you've ever taken for Jesus what he risking right now thinking of God to expand.
Who are you discipling right now in investing your life in multiply the gospel. How are you going sending giving the gospel work here and abroad.
Remember it's the power of the gospel in us that by faith enables us to power to pour our lives out for him.
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