Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into a far country:
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it out to tenants, and went into a far country for a long time.
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
1 Corinthians 3:5
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 12:4
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
1 Peter 4:9
Practice hospitality one to another without grudging.