Don't Be The Steward Who Loses His Talent

Feb 07, 2024

Hey Everyone,

We're super excited to share our latest video on stewardship, featuring Brother Mark! In this episode, we dive into scripture and uncover the true meaning of stewardship in the eyes of believers.

Here are 5 key takeaways from the episode:

1. Understand the concept of stewardship and its significance in the believer's life.

2. Learn about the parable of the talents from Matthew chapter 25 and how it applies to spiritual and practical talents.

3. Explore the importance of being active in your stewardship, using what God has given you to multiply and create abundance in the kingdom of God.

4. Discover how being faithful in a small stewardship can lead to greater responsibility and a bigger impact.

5. Uncover the ways in which stewardship not only blesses us but also glorifies God.

Fun Fact:

Did you know that the parable of the talents in scripture applies to every part of a believer's life, not just spiritual talents? It's a profound message that challenges us to be proactive with the gifts and resources we've been given.

We hope this episode inspires you to be active and purposeful in your stewardship, no matter how big or small. Let's multiply the blessings and bring glory to God together!

Check out the full episode and let us know what you think. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share the video to spread the message of stewardship!

Key topics and bullets:

Primary Topic: Introduction to Stewardship

- Stewardship is often misunderstood among believers

- Exploring scriptural references to understand the concept

Primary Topic: Parable from Matthew 25:14-30

- A man traveling to a far country entrusts his servants with his goods

- Different amounts of talents are given to each servant

- Two of the servants trade and multiply the talents, while the third hides his talent

- The lord returns and holds the servants accountable for their stewardship

Primary Topic: Reward for Faithful Stewardship

- The servant who multiplied the talents is praised and rewarded

- The concept of being faithful over a few things and being made ruler over many things

Primary Topic: Consequences of Unfaithfulness

- The servant who hid his talent is reprimanded and his talent is taken away

- The significance of being unprofitable and the consequences of not utilizing what God has given

Primary Topic: Application of Stewardship in Believers' Lives

- Stewardship extends beyond spiritual talents to every aspect of a believer's life

- The responsibility to use and multiply the talents given by God

- Faithfulness in looking after what is entrusted to us before being given our own

Primary Topic: Growth and Expansion through Stewardship

- Faithful stewardship leads to increased responsibility and a larger impact

- Using our talents to multiply the abundance in the kingdom of God

Primary Topic: Conclusion and Summary

- Stewardship is about actively using and multiplying what we have been given

- The purpose of stewardship is to honor what God has given us and increase the abundance in the kingdom of God


Stewardship is probably one of the least understood things amongst many believers. So let's dive into some scripture and see what scripture says about it. You'll probably know this this passage yourself. This one is from Matthew chapter 25, starting from verse 14.

For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country who called his own servants and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one, he gave five talents, to another 2, and to another 1, to every man according to his several ability. And straightway, he took his journey. Then he that received the 5 talents went and traded with the same and made them other 5 talents.

And likewise, he that had received 2, he also gained other 2. But he that had received 1 went and digged in the earth and hid his lord's money. After a long time, the lord of those servants cometh and reckon it with them. And so he that had received 5 talents came And brought other 5 talents saying, lord, thou deliverest unto me 5 talents. Behold, I have gained beside them 5 talents More. His lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant. Thou has been faithful over a few things. I will make the ruler over many things.

Enter into the joy of thy lord. He also that received 2 talents came and said, Lord, thou deliverest unto me 2 talents. Behold, I have gained 2 other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant. Thou has been faithful over a few things. I will make thee ruler over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Then he which had received the 1 talent came and said, lord, I knew that thou art a hard man, Reaping where thou hast not sown and gathering where thou hast not strawed.

And I was afraid and went and hid thy talent in the earth. There, thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, thou wicked and slowful servant. Thou knewest that I reap where I sow not and gather where I have not strawed. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchanges, And then at my coming, I should have had received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him and give it unto him which has 10 talents. For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. But from he that hath not Shall be taken away even that which he hath, and cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness.

There shall be a weeping and a gnashing of teeth.

Now a lot of people think that that is just relating to the spiritual talents that we have. But, actually, it relates to Every part of a believer's life, if you think about it, if god has given you something, it's not just to entertain you for a time. It's so that you might use that something and go and be profitable with it. One of the first things I'd like you to notice about it is from verse 16, wherein it says, then he that hath received the 5 talents went and traded with same and made them other 5 talents. The faithful servant didn't just put that money on the shelf and polish it up every day. He actually used it. He was active in his stewardship, in other words.

Yet many times, I see believers who are given, some sort of stewardship They do nothing with it. They say, oh, the lord has given this to me. But then they don't use it. Now there are many, both spiritual talents and practical talents that we are given. And I'm not gonna go into it deeply here because this is just a quick overview. But the simple fact of the matter is is that those are there for us to use, to multiply so that Not only do we show ourselves were a worthy steward and honor what god has given us, but they're also there to increase the abundance in the kingdom of God. Now it's also written in scripture that if you are not faithful in looking after another man's things, You can't expect to be given your own. And that's the way stewardship often works is that we are given charge of a a small stewardship, and we show ourselves worthy of that.

And then we get a promotion, if you like, wherein we get more responsibility. We have the possibilities of making a much bigger effect using the things that have been put into our hands in this stewardship so that the kingdom of god is multiplied and that we are blessed, and god is glorified.


1. How does Brother Mark define stewardship based on the scripture in Matthew chapter 25?

2. What is the significance of the parable of the talents in understanding stewardship in the kingdom of heaven?

3. What are the different talents mentioned in this passage, and how do they relate to both spiritual and practical abilities?

4. According to the passage, what does it mean to be a faithful steward, and how is faithfulness rewarded?

5. Why does Brother Mark emphasize the importance of using and multiplying the talents rather than simply keeping them as is?

6. How does the concept of stewardship apply to various areas of a believer's life, as mentioned by Brother Mark?

7. What does the scripture say about being faithful in looking after another man's things, and how does this principle apply to stewardship?

8. In what ways does stewardship lead to greater responsibility and promotion in the kingdom of God, according to the passage?

9. How do the actions of the faithful and unfaithful servants in this parable illustrate the outcomes of good and poor stewardship?

10. How can believers honor God and contribute to the abundance in the kingdom of God through the faithful use of their talents?



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