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"Working 'Til Jesus Comes" Matthew 25:14-30

November 8, 2015

Topic: Matthew

“Working ‘Till Jesus Comes”
Matthew 25:14-30

Ecclesiasties 11:1: “Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.”
Proverbs 10:5: “He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.”
Isaiah 55:6: “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.”
2 Corinthians 6:2: “Behold, now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation.”
John 12:35-36: “For a little while longer the light is among you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness may not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. While you have the light, believe in the light, in order that you may become sons of light.”

1. Responsibility: Matthew 25:14-15

1 Corinthians 3:8: “each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.”

2. Response: Matthew 25:16-18

The first slave: Matthew 25:16

The second slave: Matthew 25:17

The third slave: Matthew 25:18

3. Reckoning: Matthew 25:19-27

A. Lavish praise: Matthew 25:21a
B. Great reward: Matthew 25:21b
C. Ongoing service
1) there will be equality in heaven
2) there will also be variety in heaven
D. Great joy: Matthew 25:21c

1) no fruit
2) no love: Matthew 25:24b
3) no relationship
4) no faith
5) no excuses: Matthew 25:26-27

4. Reward & Retribution: Matthew 25:28-30

Mattherw 13:12
1 John 1:5: “God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.”

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