Speaker: Ty Neal
Date: May 28, 2017
We all love good stories - especially when they are short and punchy. Jesus was the master storyteller. Many times throughout the Gospels, he told short stories, called parables, that left challenging and life-changing impacts on the listener's life. Join us as we walk through some of Jesus' parables. Long Story Short. January 29th - April 9th at Grace Point Church
TITLE The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard
Matthew 20:1 - 1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
Matthew 20:2- 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Matthew 20:3-4 - 3 And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’
Matthew 20:5 - 5 So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same.
Matthew 20:6-7 - 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’
Matthew 20:8-9 - 8 And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ 9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius.
Matthew 20:10 - 10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius.
Matthew 20:11-12 - 11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’
Matthew 20:13-16 - 13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first last.”
You lose when you compare.
Matthew 20:9-10 - 9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius.
2 Corinthians 10:12 - 12 Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.
John 21:21-22 - 21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” 22 Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”
You win when you enjoy.
Matthew 20:10-11 - 10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house,
Matthew 20:15 - 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’
QUOTE - God’s generosity actually takes two forms. He gives gifts we do not deserve and he withholds punishments we do deserve. Sadly, many take God’s generosity for granted, so that “Amazing Grace” has become boring grace. It is boring because we no longer think of ourselves as sinners, or at least not as great sinners. Daniel Doriani
Sunday Liturgy 28 May 2017
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Made Alive - Citizens & Saints
This is Love - Grace Point Music
‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus - Page CXVI
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