Sermon Notes

Matt. 25:14-30                 Jan. 25, 2015


The Best Year Ever: Anno Domini

Fruitful Living

Pastor Scott Suskovic


I. Review of Last Week: Finer Focus

Confirmand: What is your one word?


II. Understanding Parables

A. Grounded in real life

B. Not always an analogy


III. Matthew 25

A. How much money is a talent?

Confirmand: _______________________

B. ROI: Return on Investment

C. Third servant buried the talent


IV. Interpreting the Parable

A. Grounded in real life: capitalism

B. Going beyond an analogy


V. Understanding the Parable

A. The talents are of great worth

B. What is the difference between the first two servants and the third?

Confirmands: __________________________

C. What happens when life is governed by fear?


Quote by Teddy Roosevelt


VI. Living Fearlessly: Anno Domini

I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity,


Confirmand: What is the main point?