Jesus’ Parable of the Silver Coins (Matthew 25:14-30)Francis Blight, 20th October 2019
Part of the Sermon series, preached at a Fordham Sunday Service service
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25:15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
25:16 The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more.
25:17 So also, the one with the two talents gained two more.
25:18 But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.
25:19 "After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
25:20 The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.'
25:21 "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!'
25:22 "The man with the two talents also came. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.'
25:23 "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!'
25:24 "Then the man who had received the one talent 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.
25:25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.'
25:26 "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?
25:27 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.
25:28 " 'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.
25:29 For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.
25:30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'