Parable of the Talents: Reflections

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Pastor Jim described the servant who buried his talent as having “phony humility,” using the sovereignty of God as a “clever and soulless dodge.” Did you see any of yourself in the examples Jim gave of such false humility?


Pastor Jim described the master sharing tremendous wealth with his servants. If you are a follower of Christ, do you think of yourself as rich? What might help you greater appreciate the riches that have been given you?


What spiritual gifts do you see in your life? Take the spiritual gifts survey that Pastor Jim described to explore your giftedness:  https://form.jotform.us/71223564145148


Pastor Jim also invited everyone to indicate areas where we might be willing to serve. Here is a link to the webpage where you can do that:https://monroecommunitychurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/381914 . Below are some areas of need. As you read these, do you feel a nudge towards serving in any of these ways?

  • Lord’s Supper Server 
  • Hospitality Coffee Preparation 
  • Hospitality Greeter/Welcome 
  • Prayer Ministry 
  • Offering Counter 
  • Small Group facilitator for Youth 
  • Small Group facilitator for Adults 
  • Nursery 
  • Kids Connect Helper 
  • Kids Connect teacher