Sep 2017
What's Twenty Talents between Friends?

What’s Twenty Talents between Friends? A Sermon for Sardis Baptist Church Bob Stillerman Matthew 18:21-35 September 17, 2017 Jesus told a story: two debts, two debtors, two outcomes. But it’s not so simple. We need some context. What’s a denarius? No, it’s not a character on Game of Thrones. That’s a Daenerys! Arland Hultgren, a scholar of parables, tells us that one denarius was a silver coin that represented one day’s wage. And what’s a talent? Hultgren says this was the largest unit of currency in ancient Palestine, worth approximately 6,000 days......

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