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The parable of the talents of gold

A parable about three servants left to invest their master's money.
Contributed by Arabs for Christ
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Jesus was teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven and told this parable: – Slide 1
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‘The Kingdom if heaven will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. – Slide 2
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‘To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag. Each servant was given talents of gold according to his ability. (Some calculate a talent of gold to be equivalent to 20 years of wages for the common worker). Then the master went on his journey. – Slide 3
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The man who had received five bags of gold went immediately and put his money to work and gained five bags more. The servant with two bags of gold gained two more.  – Slide 4
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‘But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. – Slide 5
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 ‘After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. – Slide 6
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‘The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. “Master,” he said, “you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.” ‘His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” – Slide 7
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‘The man with two bags of gold also came. “Master,” he said, “you entrusted me with two bags of gold. See, I have gained two more.” His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” – Slide 8
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 ‘Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. “Master,” he said, “I know you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.  – Slide 9
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‘So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.” – Slide 10
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 ‘His master replied, “You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have gained interest. – Slide 11
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 ‘“So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” – Slide 12
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‘For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.’ – Slide 13
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