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That one talent guy…

Posted by on Mar 16, 2007 in discipleship, service | Comments Off

My good friend Lew over at “The Pursuit” has posted a seres on the kingdom of heaven parables in Matthew. In his latest post, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like… – Part 11“, Lew examines the parable of the talents. (By the way, this has been an exceptional series, and I would recommend reading the entire series! Maybe Lew will create an index for us… hint, hint.)

Anyway, in this parable, the master gives a servant one talent. The servant hides the talent and does not multiply it. So, the master throws the servant into outer darkness. So, here’s the question: Does this servant represent a follower of Jesus? What in this parable indicates that the servant may represent a follower of Jesus? What in this parable indicates that the servant may not represent a follower of Jesus?