Great Expectations (Luke 19:11-27)

Paul Foster, Sunday, 31 December 17
Part of the Miscellaneous 2017 series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Great Expectations
Luke 19: 11-27

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Luke 19:11-27

11As they heard these things, he went on and told a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the Kingdom of God would be revealed immediately. 12He said therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13He called ten servants of his, and gave them ten mina coins, and told them, 'Conduct business until I come.' 14But his citizens hated him, and sent an envoy after him, saying, 'We don't want this man to reign over us.' 15"It happened when he had come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by conducting business. 16The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made ten more minas.' 17"He said to him, 'Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.' 18"The second came, saying, 'Your mina, Lord, has made five minas.' 19"So he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.' 20Another came, saying, 'Lord, behold, your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief, 21for I feared you, because you are an exacting man. You take up that which you didn't lay down, and reap that which you didn't sow.' 22"He said to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant! You knew that I am an exacting man, taking up that which I didn't lay down, and reaping that which I didn't sow. 23Then why didn't you deposit my money in the bank, and at my coming, I might have earned interest on it?' 24He said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina away from him, and give it to him who has the ten minas.' 25"They said to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas!' 26'For I tell you that to everyone who has, will more be given; but from him who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away from him. 27But bring those enemies of mine who didn't want me to reign over them here, and kill them before me.'" (WEB)