Receiving & Investing Talent with Joy

When the master returned to check on the status of the talents he entrusted to his servants "according to his own ability," their responses tell a powerul story. I love the way the scripture reveals the hearts of the first two servants.  “'Master, you delivered to me five talents; behold, I have gained five talents …

Talent requires investment

Have you wondered about the value of the talent in the parable?  I went back to the text and http://www.blueletterbible.org to dig a little deeper.  In the original Greek, the word is τάλαντον or, using letters we recognize, tálanton.  Strong’s Definitions lists the meaning as “neuter of a presumed derivative of the orignal form of …

Resurrection Sunday Calls Us to Belief

“Little girl, I say to you,  rise up!”  Perhaps I was dreaming the words because I have been preparing to teach about Jairus’ daughter in the “Jesus Said to Her” series for our Tuesday morning class.  Perhaps, in the recesses of my mind, the words rang familiar as I began to wake but consciously wanted …