Focus Verse: For to all those who have, more will be given, but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.
Focus Hymn: Let us build a house where all are named, their songs and visions heard and loved and treasured, taught and claimed as words within the Word. Built of tears and cries and laughter, prayers of faith and songs of grace, let this house proclaim from floor to rafter. All are welcome! All are welcome! All are welcome in this place!
Human Need: Many are like the servant with one talent: fearful, pessimistic, and not trusting God. We want to be free from fear.
Community Challenge: Jesus encourages us to take the gifts we have been given and use them in freedom rather than fear. It is in risk, not safety; in faith, not fear, that we really see God’s graciousness.
Personal Response: Encouragement to experience God’s grace and freedom by boldly risking the use of our gifts in faith.