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Gospel according to Matthew
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Die Offenbarung des Johannes

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b) The Lord Rewards the Faithful
(Matthew 25:19-23)
19   After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20   And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21   His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22   He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23   His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

God lives hidden and distant from us because of our sinfulness. We cannot see Him or know Him exactly, but our hearts long for the source of our life. All religions express their longing for the Creator. Individuals who don't long for Him are spiritually ill.In His love, God longs for us more deeply than we long for Him. He declared Himself to us through His servants, the faithful prophets, His beloved Son, and last of all, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Christ's Second Coming is inevitable, for the words of His love guarantee His coming to judge the world and save His followers. We expect the coming of our Savior. We are not afraid of Him, but are longing for the One who died for us.
A tradesman is one who, having chosen his trade, takes pains to learn it. He then invests all he has for the advancement of it, makes all other affairs subordinate to it, and lives upon its profit. Thus, does a true Christian act in the work of his faith. We have no stock of our own to trade with, but trade as servants with our Master's goods. The endowments of the mind – reason, wit, learning, must be used in the service of religion. The enjoyments of the world – estate, credit, interest, power, privilege, must be improved for the glory of Christ. Communion with God is strengthened when the Gospel, Bibles, ministers, and sacraments are used for their intended purpose. The gifts and graces of the Spirit must be exercised. This is trading with our talents.
The faithful servants of Christ are ready to meet their Lord. They prepare themselves, and multiply the gifts of the Holy Spirit through their testimonies, manner of life, giving, and acts of love. Every believer becomes very rich for the Holy Spirit of God dwells in him. Wherever you share the power of your faith in your Savior to others through your testimony, the life of your heavenly Father is demonstrated. Yet it is not you that saves a man from his sins, but the Word of God, which is the power that is in you and is working through you. It is by presenting grace to those who are going astray that you seek His glory and honor.
Christ will not judge you because of your intelligence, muscular strength, or beautiful appearance. Christ, the Judge, does not judge on the basis of your natural abilities but on the basis of your faithfulness in service. An uneducated man can be more faithful than you are. This is why in heaven he will look more beautiful than you, in spite of your greater gifts. Do not be proud, but work hard for the sake of the kingdom of God, and ask your King, with humility, before He comes again, "What do you want me to do?" Then the Holy Spirit will guide you to those that are longing for love and for the Gospel. Are you faithful? Serve the Lord as His Spirit guides you so that you may share in multiplying and propagating His blessings.
Your faithfulness will be rewarded not only on earth, but in heaven when you see our Father in all His glory. The saints in heaven are not idle, but are given additional responsibilities by God; partaking of His wisdom, glory, and pleasure.
We know a poor, uneducated mother who had no talents in arts; but she prayed, sang, praised God, and worked hard to support her family. She brought her children up on the fear and love of God, and was patient as her spiritual gift was multiplied in them. Because of her faithfulness with what she had, God will honor her in person. Have you become a reason for God's pleasure because of your humbleness and faithfulness?

 

Prayer:   Holy Father, we thank You because You granted us many gifts, and qualified us by the blood of Your Son for eternal life. We glorify You, praise You, and ask Your Holy Spirit to urge us to confess in word and deed the gifts You have given us that many may be blessed and Your goodness may be seen in our country. Establish us in faithfulness, wisdom, and humility that You may be pleased with our service and with the spiritual fruit of Your power in us.

 

Question:

229. How will the Lord settle accounts with His servants when He comes again?

 

 

Table of contents

PREFACE

PART 1
THE PRELIMINARY PERIOD IN THE MINISTRY OF CHRIST
(MATTHEW 1:1 - 4:25)

PART 2
CHRIST TEACHES AND MINISTERS IN GALILEE
(MATTHEW 5:1 - 11:1)

PART 3
THE UNBELIEVING JEWS AND THEIR ENMITY TO JESUS
(MATTHEW 11:2-18:35)

PART 4
JESUS’ MINISTRY IN THE JORDAN VALLEY DURING HIS JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM
(MATTHEW 19:1 - 20:34)

PART 5
JESUS’ LAST MINISTRIES IN JERUSALEM
(MATTHEW 21:1 - 25:46)

A - A DISPUTE IN THE TEMPLE
(MATTHEW 21:1 - 22:46)

1. Jesus’ Entrance into Jerusalem
(Matthew 21:1-9)
21:1
A - A DISPUTE IN THE TEMPLE
(MATTHEW 21:1 - 22:46)

1. Jesus’ Entrance into Jerusalem
(Matthew 21:1-9) - continued
21:6
2. Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Matthew 21:10-17)
21:10
2. Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Matthew 21:10-17) - continued
21:14
3. The Unfruitful Fig Tree Cursed
(Matthew 21:18-22)
21:18
4. Jesus Questioned by the Elders of the Jews
(Matthew 21:23-27)
21:23
4. Jesus Questioned by the Elders of the Jews
(Matthew 21:23-27) - continued
21:24
5. Jesus Gives Four Parables
(Matthew 21:28 - 22:14)

a) The Parable of the Two Sons
(Matthew 21:28-32)
21:28
b) The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers
(Matthew 21:33-41)
21:33
c) The Parable about the Stumbling Block
(Matthew 21:42-46)
21:42
d) The Parable of the Great Wedding Feast
(Matthew 22:1-14)
22:1
6. The Things that are Caesar’s, and Those that are God’s
(Matthew 22:15-22)
22:15
7. In the Resurrection they neither Marry nor are Given in Marriage
(Matthew 22:23-33)
22:23
8. The Great Commandment
(Matthew 22:34-40)
22:34
9. Christ is the Lord
(Matthew 22:41-46)
22:41
B - CHRIST REBUKES AND WARNS THE JEWISH SPIRITUAL LEADERS
(MATTHEW 23:1-39) (The Fifth Collection of the Words of Jesus)

1. Rebuke of the Scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:1-7)
23:1
2. The Humility of Faithful Teachers
(Matthew 23:8-12)
23:8
3. The First Woe to the Scribes and Pharisees
(Matthew 23:13)
23:13
4. The Second Woe
(Matthew 23:14)
23:14
5. The Third Woe
(Matthew 23:15)
23:15
6. The Fourth Woe
(Matthew 23:16-22)
23:16
7. The Fifth Woe
(Matthew 23:23-24)
23:23
8. The Sixth Woe
(Matthew 23:25-26)
23:25
9. The Seventh Woe
(Matthew 23:27-28)
23:27
10. The Eighth Woe
(Matthew 23:29-33)
23:29
11. Jesus’ Prophesy about Jerusalem
(Matthew 23:34-36)
23:34
12. The Hardheartedness of the People of Jerusalem in Front of Christ’s Mercy and Compassion
(Matthew 23:37-39)
23:37
C - CHRIST’S SERMON ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
(MATTHEW 24:1-25:46) (The Sixth Collection of Words of Jesus)

1. Christ Leaves the Temple (Matthew 24:1-2)
24:1
2. The Disciples’ Questions (Matthew 24:3) 24:3
3. Take Heed that no One Deceives You
(Matthew 24:4-5)
24:4
4. God’s Wrath Falling on Men
(Matthew 24:6-8)
24:6
5. They Will Deliver You up to Tribulation
(Matthew 24:9-14)
24:9
5. They Will Deliver You up to Tribulation
(Matthew 24:9-14) - continued
24:12
6. The Destruction of Jerusalem
(Matthew 24:15-22)
24:15
7. False Christs
(Matthew 24:23-26)
24:23
8. The Clear Signs of Christ’s Second Coming
(Matthew 24:27-31)
24:27
9. The End of the Worlds
(Matthew 24:32-36)
24:32
10. The Salvation of the Believers
(Matthew 24:37-41)
24:37
11. Watch!
(Matthew 24:42-51)
24:42
11. Watch!
(Matthew 24:42-51) - continued
24:45
12. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
(Matthew 25:1-13)
25:1
12. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
(Matthew 25:1-13) - continued
25:6
12. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
(Matthew 25:1-13) - continued
25:8
13. The Parable of the Talents
(Matthew 25:14-30)

a) Are You Talented?
(Matthew 25:14-18)
25:14
b) The Lord Rewards the Faithful
(Matthew 25:19-23)
25:19
c) The Lord Judges the Lazy Servant
(Matthew 25:24-30)
25:24
14. Christ is the Eternal Judge
(Matthew 25:31-33)
25:31
15. Christ’s Judgment on His Loving Followers
(Matthew 25:34-40)
25:34
16. The Judge’s Judgment on the Evil Ones
(Matthew 25:41-46)
25:41

PART 6
CHRIST’S SUFFEINGS AND DEATH
(MATTHEW 26:1-27:66)

PART 7
THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
(MATTHEW 28:1-20)

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