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Making the Most of What You’ve Got
12/02/2018

Making the Most of What You’ve Got

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Passage: Matthew 25:1-46
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In Part 1 of the series, “Making the Most of What You’ve Got,” Bishop Stinnett covers two parables of Matthew 25, “The Parable of the Ten Virgins” and “The Parable of the Talents.” In the Parable of the Ten Virgins, (Matthew 25:1-13) all begin their story on equal terms. All are virgins. All are waiting on the return of the bridegroom. All have functioning lamps with oil in them. All slumbered and slept while the bridegroom tarried. But, only five had a sufficient reserve of oil to keep their lights burning until the end. In “The Parable of the Talents,” Matthew 25:14-30, all begin their story on unequal terms. One begins with five talents, another with two and a third with only one talent. Yet, in the end, they were all judged equally, based not so much by what they had but whether they developed their potential to its fullest. So regardless of how you start out in life, what really matters is how well you did in the end.(29 Minutes)

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In Part 2 of the series, “Making the Best of What You’ve Got,” Bishop Stinnett covers "The Parable of the Separation of the Sheep and Goats. (Matthew 25:32-46) We can use our wisdom and our ingenuity to change our circumstance in life, develop our potential and increase our rewards, both in this life and the one to come. But, what can we do about the things we can't change? We can't change who we are. As an old cartoon character says, "I am what I am and that's all that I am, I'm Popeye the Sailor man." We were shaped in inequity and born into sin. We can't change our nature. Let's face it, we were born to be goats. But, we can become the sheep of Christ's pasture, if we are born again and if we quit acting like goats(24 Minutes)

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