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Matthew 20 - AMP

2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour (nine o'clock), he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; 4 And he said to them, You go also into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will pay you. And they went. 5 He went out again about the sixth hour (noon), and the ninth hour (three o'clock) he did the same. 6 And about the eleventh hour (five o'clock) he went out and found still others standing around, and said to them, Why do you stand here idle all day? 7 They answered him, Because nobody has hired us. He told them, You go out into the vineyard also Some manuscripts do not contain this phrase.and you will get whatever is just and fair. 8 When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, Call the workmen and pay them their wages, beginning with the last and ending with the first. 9 And those who had been hired at the eleventh hour (five o'clock) came and received a denarius each. 10 Now when the first came, they supposed they would get more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11 And when they received it, they grumbled at the owner of the estate, 12 Saying, These who came last worked no more than an hour, and yet you have made them rank with us who have borne the burden and the Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.scorching heat of the day. 13 But he answered one of them, Friend, I am doing you no injustice. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this man hired last the same as I give to you. 15 Am I not permitted to do what I choose with what is mine? Is your eye evil because I am good? 16 So those who are last will be first , and those who are first will be last . Some manuscripts do not contain this phrase.For many are called, but few chosen. 17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside along the way and said to them, 18 Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes; and they will sentence Him to death 19 And deliver Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and whipped and crucified, and He will be raised on the third day. 20 Then the mother of Zebedee's children came up to Him with her sons and, kneeling, worshiped Him and asked a favor of Him. 21 And He asked her, What do you wish? She answered Him, Give orders that these two sons of mine may sit, one at Your right hand and one at Your left in Your kingdom. 22 But Jesus replied, You do not realize what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink Some manuscripts do not contain this phrase.and to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized ? They answered, We are able. 23 He said to them, You will drink My cup, but seats at My right hand and at My left are not Mine to give, but they are for those for whom they have been Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.ordained and prepared by My Father. 24 But when the ten heard this, they were indignant at the two brothers. 25 And Jesus called them to Him and said, You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men hold them in subjection . 26 Not so shall it be among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, 27 And whoever desires to be first among you must be your slave-- 28 Just as the Son of Man came not to be waited on but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many . 29 And as they were going out of Jericho, a great throng accompanied Him. 30 And behold, two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, Lord, have pity and mercy on us, Son of David! 31 The crowds reproved them and told them to keep still; but they cried out all the more, Lord, have pity and mercy on us, Son of David! 32 And Jesus stopped and called them, and asked, What do you want Me to do for you? 33 They answered Him, Lord, we want our eyes to be opened! 34 And Jesus, in pity, touched their eyes; and instantly they received their sight and followed Him.

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Claude Alexander avatar
Jesus and Easter
Shared by: Claude Alexander on Feb, 2017
Summary: Easter and the proofs of the Resurrection.
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Dec, 2016
D Marion Clark avatar
The Odd Wage Scale
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: The parable of Jesus that we are considering this morning is puzzling in that Jesus presents a scenario and a teaching that does not seem fair.
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-17
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 78
Greg Burcham avatar
Selfish or Selfless
Shared by: Greg Burcham on Oct, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals with being selfless as apposed to selfish in our personal lives.
Scripture: Matthew 20:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 371
Michael Deutsch avatar
Getting Gruntled!
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Sep, 2016
Summary: A Labor Day message about being happy/joyful in all you do.
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 96
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
I Will Never, Never, Never, Never, Never.
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The theologian Adam Clarke notes that in the Greek there are no less than 5 five negatives in this short discourse. I will Never ... Never ... Never ... Never ... Never... leave you or forsake you.
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Are we following the example of Christ?
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jun, 2016
Summary: A very short sermon questioning our desire to e discipled. You can't be a follower if you are not following, eh.
Jim McCutchen avatar
Shared by: Jim McCutchen on May, 2016
Summary: A different twist on how a mom bought a request to jesus that demonstrates the kind of moms we honor today. Mothers are soft voices saying, "i love you." and mothers are a link to god, a child's first impression of god's love.
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Scripture: Matthew 20:20-23
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 89
Chuck Sligh avatar
Mrs. Zebedee
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on May, 2016
Summary: "Mrs. Zebedee," the mother of James & John, gets a bad rap for her request to Jesus for prominent places in Christ's kingdom. Actually, Mrs. Zebedee demonstrates some good qualities for mothers on Mother’s Day to emulate. This sermon looks at them.
Scripture: Matthew 20:20-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 201
Roger Roark avatar
Amazing grace
Shared by: Roger Roark on Mar, 2016
Summary: A sermon on the grace of God
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 148
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: The fields are white unto harvest and God is calling you. Are you willing to say, “Here am I. Lord, send me?"
Scripture: Matthew 20:29-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 204
Tony Abram avatar
Cup of Discipleship!
Shared by: Tony Abram on Mar, 2016
Summary: Do the PERFECT WILL OF THE FATHER. In this, we also can see what it takes to be a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. All disciples are believers but not all believers are disciples. The
John Gaston avatar
The Vineyard Worker’s Complaint
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2016
Summary: Workers hired at different times of day. Represent? 1. Time they were saved? 2. Amount of 'heat' they took? 3. Proportion of Loss? 4. Amount of Work they did? We complain God isn't being fair. God responds that He knows what's best!
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,004
David Owens avatar
Serving Like Jesus
Shared by: David Owens on Feb, 2016
Summary: In this first sermon, I establish that we must be conformed into the likeness of Jesus. Because He was a servant, we must also become servants. A resource I am basing the series on is Charles Swindoll's "Improving Your Serve."
Dean Courtier avatar
Choose who you will serve
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jan, 2016
Summary: In the New Testament the word Disciple is used to describe the people who are committed to following Jesus Christ. To be a true disciple of Jesus requires real commitment.
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Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,700
Jim McCutchen avatar
Shared by: Jim McCutchen on Dec, 2015
Summary: In my feeble mind, there are some perplexing things in the word of God that do not measure up. Logically speaking, from the human standpoint I have some disagreements with God. God and I do not see eye to eye on several issues. I
Dan Raymond avatar
Parable of the Generous Landowner
Shared by: Dan Raymond on Dec, 2015
Summary: Since when does it make sense to pay the guys hired at the last hour the same as those hired at the beginning of the day. This is the 1st of 4 sermon that consider the astounding mathematics of grace.
Craig Condon avatar
God’s Version of Labour Relations
Shared by: Craig Condon on Nov, 2015
Summary: If we start asking ourselves who deserves to be forgiven, we soon find out that the answer is no one. No matter how hard we work, we can’t be “good enough.” The good news of the Gospel is that what can’t be obtained by good works,
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 133
David Henderson avatar
"Not Fair!"
Shared by: David Henderson on Nov, 2015
Summary: Sermon for Kids. Written to help them understand the topic of fairness in God's eyes. This is a way of looking at salvation.
Scripture: Matthew 20:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 380
Luther Sexton avatar
Dying at 10:30
Shared by: Luther Sexton on Nov, 2015
Summary: Analyzing the periods of life. Waiting too long to be saved.
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 479
Rick Burdette avatar
I Will Serve
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Oct, 2015
Summary: Serving, Revolution, Leadership
Series: I Will
Ajai Prakash avatar
Kingdom of Heaven (Part 7)
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Aug, 2015
Summary: What does the desire to be number one indicate from our faith perspective? Whether it is the USA? A congregation, or an individual? Is it wrong to try to be the best at something?
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Scripture: Matthew 20:1-15
Views: 230
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Redemption, That Is Amazing Grace
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2015
Summary: Paul declares that we have been redeemed through the blood of Christ. The word redemption is a commercial term borrowed from the marketplace where human beings were offered for sale to the highest bidder, Our only hope of redemption is in Christ Jesus.
James Ledbetter avatar
The Bitter Cup ►Part 1◄
Shared by: James Ledbetter on Jun, 2015
Summary: Jesus asked, "Are we willing to partake of the bitter cup He partook of. Are you willing?"
Scripture: Matthew 20:20-21
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 709
James Ledbetter avatar
The Bitter Cup ►Part 2◄
Shared by: James Ledbetter on Jun, 2015
Summary: Second Sermon in my series The Bitter Cup. Jesus wants us to be ready to partake of the Bitter cup!
Scripture: Matthew 20:20-21
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 306
Matthew Kratz avatar
A Mother's Request
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on May, 2015
Summary: 1) A Naïve Request (Matthew 20:20–21) and 2) A New Response (Matthew 20:22-24)
Series: Mother's Day
Gordon McCulloch avatar
The closest thing to God's love is a Mothers love, (A Mothers Day Sermon).
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Mar, 2015
Summary: The closest love to God’s love is to witness the love of a good mother. Sadly this is not always the case, but it is the best model we have to follow. There are some emotional bits in this sermon making it very powerful, even hard to deliver.
David Roth avatar
The early bird gets the worm
Shared by: David Roth on Mar, 2015
Summary: Proper 20 (A). We toil and struggle against sin, to live righteously, But it does not give us life. Christ gives to us freely and aboundantly, all we need for this life and the next.
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 362