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Living a Fearless Faith

This is the sermon I preached at St. Timothy and St. Mark Lutheran churches on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The text is Matthew 25:14-30. Last week when the church council met, one of the topics we discussed was stewardship, since it is that time of year. Upon reading today’s gospel, my reaction was, “Oh good! This is about stewardship!” Well, the more I studied, the more I realized that stewardship, as we envision it, is not the thrust of what Matthew is saying to us. 
Looking at the cultural context, let’s see if we can get a handle on what this parable is about. First of all, what is a talent? Doesn’t talent mean that someone can sing or dance or do stand-up comedy well? Isn’