The Parable of the Talents (Remixed)

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How often have we heard a sermon on Parable of the Talents? The idea that God has bestowed talents or gifts on each of us? And that we have to use our talents or lose them? This is not a bad idea, but it is not what Jesus is saying in this parable.

In this message, I deconstruct the notion that this parable is about talents and place it where it belongs – in the metaphor of business and commerce. I put forward the idea that Jesus is inviting us to become shareholders in God’s business venture on earth – the business or mission to bring salvation to the whole cosmos. What a great opportunity, if a little daunting, to be a business partner with the Son of God!

 

3 thoughts on “The Parable of the Talents (Remixed)

  1. Genevieve Geekie says:

    Thank you, dear Adrian. Missing home now as a marrvellous visit with my nephew & extended family here in Solwezi (Zambia) draws to a close.

    Much love, Gen.

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  2. Melanie says:

    So glad to be receiving these posts from you. Thank you

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