Do Nothing, Gain Nothing

Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much

Matthew 25:21
Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-15,19-21

Sermon Topic


A highly-placed corporate manager announced, tongue-in-cheek, the establishment of an annual “Better Management Award.” The first award would be made, posthumously, to Christopher Columbus, he said. “We are honoring old Chris as the greatest manager of all time,” the announcement read. “He started out not knowing where he was going; upon arriving, he didn’t know where he was; and upon returning, he didn’t know where he had been.”

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus demonstrates to us the absolute best way to manage our lives. Jesus wants us to know where we are going. Jesus lived and died and rose again in order to convince us that a gracious God has given us a world in which to begin the process of our complete fulfillment as human persons. And Jesus uses every teaching device possible — even to the extreme of His own death — to communicate His Divine Message about the true meaning and purpose of our life.

Jesus’ parable in today’s Gospel Lesson…

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