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Everybody Always: Don't Play It Safe

Phil Burdoin
September 5, 2021

Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
Matthew 25:14-18

God expects us to take risks.
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. Matthew 16:25

God expects us to use whatever we have.

God has chosen to make his people unique with all sorts of different talents, resources, and abilities.  And some will have more, and some will have less but God still expects us to use whatever we have for his name’s sake.

It all belongs to God.
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it... 
Psalm 24:1

God is not concerned with the amount of return.
One servant comes back with five more bags and one servant comes back with two more bag and they receive the same commendation “Well done.”  “You used what I had entrusted to you to love everybody always and make my name famous.” “Well done.”

We lose what we don’t use.
So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.
Matthew 25: 28-29

The cross of Christ defeats the fear of failure.

Small group questions can be found in the “Everybody Always” study guide under session one.
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