Using Your Gifts

Key Passage

[The servant said,] "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 slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master." (Matthew 25:20b–21)


Adults: What gift have you not developed as you had hoped? What could you still do?
Children: What gift has God given you? What do you want to do with it?


First Reading • The Ideal Wife

Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)


Psalms 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • The Need for Preparation

1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel • Parable of the Silver Pieces

Matthew 25:14-30 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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