Continuing to "immerse' into Matthew 25:14-30, I have been struck by its strong message of accountability, as each servant has to show how they have used the master's wealth. One (popular) level of interpretation encourages accountability for our God-given talents. After all, how we use the word "talent" comes straight from this story. But a profounder level of interpretation forsees the ultimate accountability before Christ's judgment seat ( 2 Cor 5:10).
I am still working on the sermon's main impact::
By God's grace this sermon will say: living successfully means living with Christ's gifts on Christ's terms for his kingdom;
and this sermon will do: challenge us to live positively and expectantly, whether gifted by five, two or one talents.
Your collaboration will be welcome, as always.