The Friday faith-filled family fun blog is a series of weekly posts with fun activities based around Bible stories. Today's activities go with the parable of the talents.
With Labor Day approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to have some family time learning about work and God's perspective on work. One story came to mind: the parable of the talents, found in the Bible in Matthew 25:14-30.
The story of the parable of the talents goes something like this; a master goes on a trip and gives his servants different amounts of money. (The type of money is called a "talent." ) One servant is given five talents, one servant receives two talents, and one receives one talent. Then the servants went to work. Or at least some of them went to work. The first two servants went to work and doubled their earnings. The servant with just one talent buried his money in the ground (not a good idea). When the master returned he praised the first two servants and entrusted them with more responsibility. The servant that buried his money was chastised, and his little bit was taken away.
What does this story mean for kids? And how can this story be translated into fun family time?...