“Use Your Talents”

“Use Your Talents”



was a tax collector. Can you imagine how poorly received he was to the people

he was trying to convert? He may have cheated these people out of their money

or he may have lied to them about what they owed. Now he wants to bring them to

Christ! Paul was guilty of putting Christians in prison. He held the coats of

those who stoned Stephen. After Paul was baptized, he came back to Jerusalem

and could have taught in the church there, but the people were afraid of him.

Why did Jesus want these guys to spread the gospel? Because Jesus is in the

forgiving business. He loves us all and wants us to come to Him. After we come

to Him, He wants to use us. We must be willing to accept those who come to

Christ and to encourage them to also use their talents in the service for the




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