Tahlequah Worship Center
June 19, 2022
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    The Return of the King

    Today is Father’s Day.
    What do father’s do?
    They train/lead their children up the way they think is correct.
    Some do it accidently, in other words, they don’t think about the best way.
    I tend to think about things, but sometimes I just wing it.
    One thing I made a mistake about in fathering is I should have granted more grace.
    God grants us grace and we should as well.
    We as parents should be raising up our kids and heading them in the direction they should go.
    One of those ways is to increasingly give them responsibility as they get older.
    Just like what God does.
    Today, we are going talk about a king that goes away for a bit and then returns.
    When he returns, he examines what they have done with what they were given.
    Luke 19:11–27 NKJV
    11 Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately. 12 Therefore He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. 13 So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’ 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’ 15 “And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ 18 And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ 19 Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’ 20 “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. 21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. 23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’ 24 “And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.’ 25 (But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’) 26 ‘For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 27 But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.’ ”

    The Reference

    We need to discuss the frame of Reference that this story is told in.
    Jesus had just talked to Zacchaeus.
    He’s in Jericho.
    He’s about to go to Jerusalem.
    There is a strikingly similar story that happened in history. They could have standing next to the palace that Archelaus had built on his return.
    The point however, is that Jesus is about to go away where he will receive a kingdom.
    Before the king leaves, he gives some of his servants:

    The Responsibility

    In Luke 19:13
    Luke 19:13 NKJV
    13 So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’
    In a similar parable, Jesus gave out different talents. Here is is a mina or a pound as it’s called.
    One point in the Matthew 25 account is that the gifts are given according to their ability.
    Here it’s all the same.
    It’s not about what we are given or how much.
    In fact, the amount given is very small.
    Yes, we all are given different gifts and responsibilities.
    It’s not important what we are given, but what we do with it.

    The Rebellion

    While the king is away, a rebellion happens.
    Notice that he citizens hated him.
    No reason is given for it.
    That actually mirrors what happened to Jesus.
    Unlike the Declaration of Independence, they just hated him.
    Have you ever noticed that many people are angry at God.
    They are awfully angry at someone they don’t believe exists.

    The Return

    After awhile, the king returns.
    We don’t know when Jesus will return.
    But he’s coming back.
    That’s the point here.
    The king said he would return.
    When he gets back, he calls his servants into account.
    What did the do with what they were given?
    Each one of us here was given something.
    Some of us were given kids, some will have kids.
    What did we do with what we were given?
    I’ll be honest, when it comes to ministry I feel like I’ve not been given much.
    I don’t really have a music talent, I have just developed what I have.
    I’m not a dynamic preacher.
    I don’t have the gift of gab.
    God did give me a good understanding of scripture and the ability to teach it.
    But this week at camp, I saw that God will do with with what I have.
    We invested that money this week.
    Who knows what the return will be.
    We do know this: there were at least 2 saved and several rededications.

    The Rewards

    I want you to look at the difference between the amounts that were entrusted with and the rewards.
    One is a few bucks vs. rule over an entire city.
    I want you to understand, every second you spend doing the work of the kingdom will be rewarded times a number that can’t be counted.
    One of those things to invest in is our children.
    Investing in others rewards us exponentially.
    I needed to be looking for a job last week, but God had something else in mind.
    I have no idea what that was, but I guarantee that people were blessed.
    I have never seen that much willingness for the kids to want to help.
    I got some of my rewards before I get any rewards.
    Dads, I have something to say to you.
    I have never heard a dad say “I wished I had spent more time working instead of being with my kids.”
    It’s usually the other way around.
    God has given us whatever he has given us and we need to do something with it.
    If we hold on to it, then we are just as those that rebel against him.

    Jesus is coming again. Are you investing for him?

    Are you investing your time?
    Are you investing your money?
    Are you praying for influence?
    Are you praying for help?
    Lord, help my unbelief.
      • Luke 19:11–27KJV1900

      • Luke 19:13KJV1900

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