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 householder who planted a vineyard, made a fence round it, dug a wine-tank in it, and built a strong lodge; then let the place to vine-dressers, and went abroad.
It is like a man living abroad who has left his house, and given the management to his servants--to each one his special duty--and has ordered the porter to keep awake.
So He said to them, "A man of noble family travelled to a distant country to obtain the rank of king, and to return.
Then He proceeded to speak a parable to the people. "There was a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, let it out to vine-dressers, and went abroad for a considerable time.
He said also to His disciples: "There was a rich man who had a steward, about whom a report was brought to him, that he was wasting his property.
But since we have special gifts which differ in accordance with the diversified work graciously entrusted to us, if it is prophecy, let the prophet speak in exact proportion to his faith;
1 Corinthians 3:5
What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are just God's servants, through whose efforts, and as the Lord granted power to each, you accepted the faith.
1 Corinthians 4:1
As for us Apostles, let any one take this view of us--we are Christ's officers, and stewards of God's secret truths.
1 Corinthians 12:4
Now there are various kinds of gifts, but there is one and the same Spirit;
And He Himself appointed some to be Apostles, some to be Prophets, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors and teachers,
1 Peter 4:9
Extend ungrudging hospitality towards one another.