by P. David Baik
Luke Lesson 77 (2021)
THE PARABLE OF THE TEN MINAS
Key Verse: 19:26
What does the word “stewardship” bring to mind? How would you describe a responsible person?
Read verses 11-12. For what reason did Jesus choose to tell this parable? (11) What false expectations did Jesus’ followers have? Why did the man of noble birth go to a distant country?
Read verses 13-15. For what reason did the man call together ten of his servants? How did the people react to their new king? Whom do the king, the servants, and the subjects represent in the parable? After his return, why did the king send for his servants? (15)
Read verses 16-19. What did the first two servants do with the money the king entrusted to them? (16, 18) How did the king respond to the first two servants? (17,19)
Read verses 20-24. What did the third servant think of the king? (20-21) How did the third servant’s feelings for the king affect his actions? Why is “How did the king treat the third servant? (23-24)
Read verses 25-27. What principle summarizes the parable? (26) Why did the king punish so severely those who did not want him to be king? (27)
What can you do to remind yourself of the responsibilities that God has entrusted to you? How can you use your spiritual gifts and abilities for the Lord?