The Parable of Talents.

’’Let us keep in mind that the man in this story is a master (like our Lord is our master) and the man's servants are God's people (you and me!)’’

Jesus told a parable and it starts like this. A man decided to go on holiday, so he called his servants and asked them to take care of his house and property.

The man decided to give one servant five talents of money, to another he gave two talents and to the last servant he gave one talent.  He gave each servant a large amount according to their ability.  

Our talents (abilities) are special gifts that God has given each of us.  Some of us are good at book work, some of us are better at sports, and some of us are better at knowing how to help others. That is what makes us different and so special. 

The man with the five talents went right away and used his money and got five more! The man with the two talents also used his money wisely and gained two more talents.

But the man with one talent took his talent and buried it in the ground to keep the money safe.  He didn't even try to do something with it. He was lazy and took the easy way out.  

After his journey, the master came back and wanted to know what his servants did with his money.  The first man with the five talents said, "You trusted me with five talents and I made five more!" 

His master smiled and replied, "Great job, good and faithful servant!"  You are trustworthy with a few things, so I will put you in charge of lots of things.  Come celebrate with me!

Then the man with the two talents came and said, "You trusted me with two talents and I made two more!" 

His master smiled and replied, "Great job, good and faithful servant!"  You are trustworthy with a few things, so I will put you in charge of lots of things.  Come celebrate with me! Then the man who received the one talent came and told his master, "I know you work hard for your money, so I was afraid to lose any of it.  I decided to bury it and keep it safe.  Here is your one talent back."

The master was not impressed and very sad, and said, you lazy servant!  At the very least you could've taken the money to the bank and you would've at least collected some interest from it."

He immediately took the talent away from the man and gave it to the first man who used his money to make more.

The point Jesus was trying to make is that if you use your special gifts and talents, God will give you more to keep doing these things you are good at.  God considers you very valuable and trusts you to do something for Him using your gifts and talents. 


Downloads

With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. 

Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. 

I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day. Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.

How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.

1) On adobe reader, select sign.

2) Select add text.

3) Type in verse or wording.

4) Select file and save as.

You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open this pdf image. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.



The Verses of the Day.


Right-click to download talents verse picture.

Matthew 25:14.

For he is like a man who was about to take a long journey, and he called his servants together and entrusted them with his property.

Matthew 25:19.

Now after a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 

Matthew 25:16.

He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he gained five talents more.


The Moral of the Parable of the Talents

Money and objects are not going to get us into heaven, but our talents and our knowledge are important. We must also remember not to compare ourselves to others around us, each one of us are special in God’s sight and each one of us have different talents to offer.


The Meanings of the Words.

Valuable – Something that costs a lot of money.

Consider – To think about it carefully.

Ability – To do something well.

Property – Something you own.


Questions and Answers.

Q.  How many talents did the first man make?

A.  He received five talents and made five more.

Q.  What is the point Jesus was trying to make? 

A. If you use your special gifts and talents, God will give you more.

Q.  What did the third man do with his talents?

A.  He buried it in the ground.


Coloring Pages for Parable of the Talents

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Right-click to download this creation of talent coloring picture.
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Right-click to download this creation of piggy bank coloring picture.


Crafts for Parable of the Talents

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Right-click to download talent ~ craft A picture.
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Right-click to download talent ~ craft B picture.

Materials needed.

Colored cardboard paper, box tape, glue (pritt), punch, colored pink and black markers, scissors, stapler, plans on website, pink tissue wrapping paper, egg box, cornflake box, blue marker for eyes.

Step by step video below...


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