March 19, 2016


“I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back”

Matthew 25:25, NLT


Let your faith overcome your fear and God will transform your worry into worship.

~Image Quotes

Jesus talked more about stewardship issues than any other subject. In Matthew 25, He tells the story of the talents. A talent was the biggest piece of currency in the Roman world. One talent was equal to 16 years of wages. Using my salary as an example, we are looking at $100,000 and Jesus gave the first steward ten talents which would be one million dollars. The second servant got $200,000 and the last got $100,000. The first two invested well and doubled their money or His money. The wicked servant hid His master’s money in the ground which is always a foolish mistake. You never take God’s money out of circulation.

The master was very upset with the way the wicked servant handled his money. He told him, “Why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.” There is a lot to be said about this parable but I want you to notice what motivated or drove the wicked servant. By his own admission, he was fear driven. He didn’t invest because he was afraid. Wouldn’t it be great to have an instrument that could strip us of all fear and insecurity. If we could get rid of our fear, we could know true peace and happiness.


  • In case some of you want to send Robert Pope a card, the address is–3800 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209.
  • Lord willing, we will Baptize Mylee Reese this Sunday.
  • We are going to have a lot of folks traveling this Sunday and that includes deacons but we are going ahead with the deacon’s meeting at 8:15. The am schedule will be normal but we have the Egg Hunt at 4:30 and fellowship at 5:30.
  • Visitation for the Blaton Adair Family is Tonight [6:00-9:00] at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison. COLS is Monday at 2:00 at First Baptist Addison.

Gary, Keri and Kane


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