Pr Darren Burnett has served as pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church Morayfield for two years. Before that Darren worked as a journalist for two decades. Darren is married to Leona and is the father of three children. Darren lives at Woombye with his wife and youngest child. Grace Presbyterian Church Morayfield is part of the Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) of Australia. WPC churches are committed to the Reformed faith, as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith.
1. Am I following Jesus? (25:1‐13)2. Is Jesus Lord of my life? (25:14‐30)3. Do I love and serve His brethren? (25:31‐46)
In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus illustrates the nature of the kingdom of heaven with a story about a master with good and bad servants. In this parable the servants are given money to invest. Modern English uses the word “talent” for skills and mental powers God has entrusted to men; but in NT times the “talanton” (“talent”) was first a measure according to weight (see above), and then a unit of coinage, one common value assigned it being 6000 denarii (a denarius was an average day’s pay).