Date: December 9, 2018 (Worship Service)
Bible Text: Matthew 25:20-23 | Pastor Scott LaPierre
Series: Growing in Outreach
Matthew 25:20-23—The Stewardship of Outreach - Part II
Lesson 1: The Lord judges our ____________________ versus our ______________, (Part II) so we __________ ________ to compare ourselves with others (Matt 25:20-23a; 2 Cor 10:12).
Lesson 2: Experiencing our ________________ ______ is part of our reward (Luke 15:3-10, 20-25 cf. Matt 25:23b).
Four practical suggestions to help WCC grow in outreach:
- Pray for WCC to grow in this area.
- Pray for wisdom for the elders to be sensitive to God’s leading.
- Pray about who God would have you invite to church.
- Find ways for your home fellowship to focus on outreach.
Family Worship Guide
Day 1: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: What does “each according to his ability” mean? How did the first and second servant handle what was given to them? Why did the third servant do what he did?
Day 2: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: What reward did the faithful servants receive? Why would they each receive the same reward though they were distributed different amounts?
Day 3: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: Why could this situation (servants receiving talents and producing different returns) be tempting? Read 2 Corinthians 10:12 and discuss. What does this verse reveal about comparison? Finally, explain why our “master’s joy” is part of our reward?
Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38):
Those we directly support: Andy & Karina Smith (Uganda)
An Unreached People Group: Arab Palestinian (Muslim, West Bank/Gaza)