THE COMMAND TO WITNESS Part III

Read: Matthew 25:14-29.  (1 Talent=75 Lbs.  If it were gold, at today’s prices it would be worth about $2,230,000.)

We have already stated that each Christian has a command to witness.  Too often we make excuses for not witnessing, like: (1) I don’t know how; (2) I don’t have the “gift”; (3) I don’t know enough Scripture nor which scripture to use; (4) I’m afraid I’ll offend someone or say the wrong thing; (5) I’m too busy; or (6) I_______________fill in the blank.

A witness can only witness to what he knows; but each of us has the responsibility to witness of what we know.

Let’s consider the Scripture above.  Notice that one servant was given 5 talents, another was given 2 talents and the third was given 1 talent, each according to his own ability. The first two get busy and each is able to gain an additional 5 and 2 talents, respectively.  The third servant simply buried the talent entrusted to him.  He wanted to “preserve” it instead of using the ability he had been given.  The first two servants were told, “well done”; were rewarded and told to “enter into the joy of your Lord.”  On the other hand, the third servant was called “wicked” and “lazy” and was ordered to be cast into outer darkness where there will be “weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth”.

The message is clear that we as servants of Jesus are to be faithful to Him.  We are to do this according to our individual abilities. Certainly, we are to witness as God has given us the ability.  How many people have you invited to church?  (Come with me, Meet me at church, etc.)

GIVE OF YOUR BEST TO THE MASTER;

GIVE OF THE STRENGTH OF YOUR YOUTH;

CLAD IN SALVATION’S FULL ARMOR,

JOIN IN THE BATTLE FOR TRUTH.