Matthew 25:14-30 (NSRV)
Jesus told a parable. He said, "For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, according to their ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off and traded with them, and made five more talents. The one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had received the one talent went and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.
After a long time, the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, 'Master, you handed over to me five talents. See, I have made five more talents.' His master said to him, 'Well done, good and trustworthy servant, you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.' And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, 'Master, you handed over to me two talents. See, I have made two more talents.' His master said to him, 'Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You have been trustworthy in a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.'
Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, harvesting where you did not plant, and gathering crops where you did not scatter seed. So, I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.' But his master replied, 'You are wicked and lazy! You knew that I harvest where I did not plant, and gather crops where I did not scatter seed. You ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents. For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance, but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. As for this worthless servant, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'"
"Each of you has been blessed with one of God's many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well."
Play "Talent Charades" in Apostle's Playhouse
In Good News, you will find ways to use your talents at the Kirk
Who will end up with the most talents? In Antioch Arcade, you will play this and other games
Use puppets to find out more about our gifts and the ways we can use them in Praising Puppets
What talents did Mother Teresa have? How did she share them? Find out in Holywood
Draw your God-given hand and your talents in Creation Station
Creation Station - Sara Ridings
Holywood – Lisa Porter
Praising Puppets – Jennifer Beason
Good News – Carol Parks and Dewey Cassell
Antioch Arcade – Sandra Clark
Apostle’s Playhouse – Lee Smith
Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Amy Woynicz, Stephanie Arnold, and Lori Houck.