How are you? How is your week going? Have you been faithful with the gospel this week?
We looked at the Parable of the Ten Minas this past Sunday. It was a humbling reminder for us as a church in that we all have the deposit of the gospel and the Lord is calling us to be faithful with it in this life.
In the parable, two of the servants produce profits of 1000% and of 500%. It’s amazing what they have accomplished through only one mina. But their response is even more amazing: “Your mina has made ten (or five) minas more.”
They put themselves out of the equation, and they describe it as if the mina has done all the work. It totally makes sense since the mina in this story represents the gospel.
The gospel is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16). It is bearing fruit and increasing (Colossians 1:6). It is the word that produces faith (Romans 10:14-17).
Do you understand the power of this gospel? It is the power of God for salvation. It has the power to change a heart of stone into a heart of flesh. It has the power to give hope to the hopeless. It has the power to strengthen the weak. It has the power to break the chains of sin and addiction. It has the power to transform the world.
If you’re like me, you doubt the power of this gospel. You fear the world so much that you are deceived to think that the world is greater. OR, sadly, you just forget about it altogether.
But do not be deceived, my brothers and sisters. Do not fear. Do not forget. The power with which you proclaim the gospel is the same power that saved you.
The gospel is the truth that Christ is the One who was the ultimate faithful servant who gave His life for you. He is the One who was slaughtered as an enemy of God in your place. He was chained so that you can be free. He was broken so that you may be healed. He died so that you may have life.
Remember this gospel. Cling to this gospel. Be faithful with proclaiming this gospel through your words and actions. Be thankful on this holiday, that God, in His grace, would save you, a sinner.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I thank God for you. See you at Lord’s Day Worship on Sunday. Come out to Topical Study after fellowship. This week’s topic: “How do you worship on Sunday?” Pray for one another.
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