A difficult and challenging story – of the kingdom of God; of a man wanting to be king; of servants, some of whom do what their master wants and at least one doesn’t, of reward; of judgment.
Behind it is the idea of God’s kingdom coming to earth and His people being involved in making that happen, being faithful to what He calls us and equips us to do.
And for those who are faithful, there is the prospect of greater responsibility in the kingdom of God when it arrives. How does that motivate you?

Reading: Luke 19:11-27

Questions to think about:

  • How do you think about, how would you describe, the “kingdom of God”?
  • How do you respond to the warning of judgment in this story?
  • In what ways do you think Jesus is calling on you to be faithful with what He has given you?