Saturday, April 14, 2012

God Loves FAT People

What follows is a sermon outline from sometime in 2004. I thought the title would be intriguing for the listener. I also have a Life Group lesson from this sermon material that I will post next week. You get to fill in the rest of this lesson. Have fun and God bless. 

God Loves Fat People

The Parable of the Talents
Matthew 25:14–30

• The Players in the Parable: The Master represents Christ while the servants represent us (Christians).
• When Jesus ascended into heaven, he was like a man traveling to another country.
He did not leave us empty handed. He gave us everything we need to take care of ourselves and his Kingdom during his absence.
• Christ doesn’t keep any idle servants. When he returns he will want to know what we have done in his absence.
• What did you do with the things I left for you?
• Were you Faithful with them?
• What is you Account of them?
• Can I Trust you with anything better?

I. Faithful Servants
A. Like the servants in the parable, we too are expected to be Faithful.
B. We must be faithful to God. Joshua 22:14–15
C. We must be faithful with the mission he has given us. John 21:15–17

II. Accountable Servants
A. Like the master in the parable, Christ will return and all will give an accounting to him. Romans 14:11–12
B. God expects us to give him an increase. 1 Cor. 3:5–9

III. Trustworthy Servants
A. Like the servants in the parable, Christ will reward those who prove to be trustworthy and he will punish those who are not.
B. Works will not earn our way into heaven, but work we must. Eph. 2:8–10
C. Faith and Works go together, because of one we are compelled to do the other. James 2:14–14

God has given so much for us, being FAT is the least we can do for Him!

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