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)

Weights & measures

 

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).