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Sunday Scripture Reflection: Matthew 25:14-30

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

On this Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, we will reflect on Jesus' telling of the parable of the stewards. Three stewards, each trusted with valuable assets by their master, take different approaches toward "investing" the gift given to them. We will reflect and discuss how we are all recipients of God's gifts and the expectations and hopes that God has for us, as people encouraged to share our gifts.

Our Scripture passage is found in the Gospel according to Matthew. The Scripture passage may be found by following this link: (Matthew 25:14-30).

For continuing study, reflect on these questions (found in the study guide below):

  • Think about an experience in your life where you had particular gifts to contribute, and maybe the opportunity created some challenging moments for you: did you take up the opportunity or did you decline; if you took the risk, how did you get through it and did you count on others; if you declined the risks, how did you feel about that?

  • Read the Scripture passage (Matthew 25:14-30) and reflect on the following: how do you think each steward felt with what was given to them? And what do you think of the phrase regarding the giving of the gifts, “to each according to their ability.”

  • After reading the “WHAT…” paragraph in the guide below, reflect on the four aspects of the Master, as described in the second sentence of the paragraph.

  • After reading the “WHERE…” paragraph in the guide below, reflect on how relationships between people and God, and people to people, are transformed as we take risks and share gifts.

  • After reading the “NOW WHAT…” paragraph in the guide below, reflect on each of the three stewards’ actions and how those actions are connected to the phrase, “faithful living is not static.” Imagine ways in which your faith can be nurtured and grow so that it is not static.

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