Matthew 25: 23 (NIV) “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 in your master’s happiness!”
Family…Faithful…Fruitful… God has placed these three words on Pastor David’s heart as words meant to describe the church here at Enon! We heard some powerful messages in January about specific characteristics of God’s “Family”. Check out our Facebook page or YouTube if you haven’t heard them yet!
In February, the preaching emphasis will be on the word “Faithful”! What does it mean to be a faithful church? When we think of the word faithful, we think of being committed, devoted, dedicated and true to God and His mission of saving His world through His Son Jesus. When we think of the word faithful, we think of being dependable, reliable, truthful and trustworthy with God’s Word.
In His parable of the “Bags of Gold” in Matthew 25, Jesus described God’s kingdom as being like a master planning a journey. The master called his servants to him and distributed his resources among them according to the servants’ abilities. Two of the servants took the resources they gained and used them wisely. They ended up doubling their resources! When the master came home from his journey and called the servants in to give him an account; he was very pleased with the report the two servants gave him. The master said, “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 in your master’s happiness!”
The servants not only grew their resources; they received their master’s praise and approval with a promise of receiving even more resources! All this was a result of being faithful…devoted, dedicated, dependable, reliable, and trustworthy… with what they’d been given. God has freely given us the greatest resource (gift, treasure) of all. He’s given us the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus, and one day we’ll give an account of what we’ve done with it. May we be a faithful church and hear Jesus say to us, “Well done! …Come and share in your Master’s happiness!”