Today's Sunday School lesson
for my Gr.4-6 class was the parable of the talents from Matt.25:14-30
My prayer is that these little weekly gettogethers will help to
grow their love for God into a joyful, living faith,
wakening their hearts to many opportunities to serve Him every day,
with what He has given,
no matter who or where we are...
that our daily prayer may be at every age
to be good and faithful stewards
Below are a few questions and verses from the lesson...
(good questions and verses to meditate on at any age!)
What are some ways you can use
what you’ve been given to love God and serve Him?
Why is it worth it, to use what we’ve been given to serve God?
Why was the evil servant wrong to hide the talent?
“Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay them?”[a]
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be the glory forever!
17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,
but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God
and receives human approval.
1 Pet. 4:10-11
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,
as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.
If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides,
so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.
To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever.
To the true follower of Jesus
there is nothing sweeter on earth
than gathering with fellow-believers
to worship our Saviour!
Here we renew reverence and encouragement
to be faithful stewards!
What joy to gather together
To be drawn in one embrace
With love’s invisible tether
Of communal hope and grace
Of humble, glad expectation
To be overcome once more
By devotion’s celebration
To the Savior we adore
To be filled with wordless wonder
As our hearts and souls are wed
In reverence as we ponder
He who died in our stead
What a friend we have in Jesus
Oh, what joy His love bestows
The power of the cross frees us
From the debt each sinner owes
What a beautiful reminder
As we join to praise the Lord
To determine to be kinder
To love and obey His word
To find in worship’s communion
At the glimpse of a Reunion
When at last faith turns to sight
© Janet Martin
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
By His great mercy He has given us new birthb into a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4and into an inheritance that is imperishable,
undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heaven for you,
5who through faith are shielded by God’s power for the salvation
that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
6In this you greatly rejoice,
though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in various trials
7so that the proven character of your faith—more precious than gold,
perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise,
glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
8Though you have not seen Him, you love Him;
and though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him
and rejoice with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
9now that you are receiving the goal of your faith,
the salvation of your souls.