Jesus told the parable of the ten minas to the crowds, Luke explains, “because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately” (Luke 19:11). As we have seen throughout the Gospel of Luke, the person and work of Jesus himself was the sign that the kingdom had been inaugurated (Luke 11:20; 17:21). However, it’s consummation would not take place with his entry into Jerusalem. Until that day, when it arrives in all of its fullness and is revealed in all of its glory, the church has been entrusted with the gospel. In this sermon, Pastor Dave encourages the church to serve our Lord and Savior faithfully, driven by the gospel of grace, until the day when we appear with him in glory (Col. 3:1-4).