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.
"Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a fence around it, dug a pit for its winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went on a journey.
It is like a man going on a journey. He left his house and put his slaves in charge, assigning to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to stay alert.
Therefore he said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.
Then he began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and went on a journey for a long time.
Jesus also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who was informed of accusations that his manager was wasting his assets.
And we have different gifts according to the grace given to us. If the gift is prophecy, that individual must use it in proportion to his faith.
1 Corinthians 3:5
What is Apollos, really? Or what is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, and each of us in the ministry the Lord gave us.
1 Corinthians 4:1
One should think about us this way -- as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 12:4
Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit.
It was he who gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
1 Peter 4:9
Show hospitality to one another without complaining.