Summary: To show that rejection of another is our blessing and acceptance.
Are you blessed because of other's rejection of CHRIST?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that rejection of another is our blessing and acceptance.
Luke 20:16 (Amplified Bible)
20:16 He will come and [utterly] put an end to those tenants and will give the vineyard to others. When they [the chief priests and the scribes and the elders] heard this, they said, May it never be!
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You brought Salvation and Grace to me because of the rejection of another, I don't deserve Your Grace and Mercy but I accept and receive it right now in my life for it's a Gift from You.
Destroy the husbandmen of the vineyard
A. Author: Luke, the beloved physician
B. Date written: Before 70 A.D.
C. Purpose: To give a connected and orderly narrative of the life of Christ as seen by eye witnesses,—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Addressed to Theophilus, an unknown person. —Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. Main Theme: Jesus of Nazareth is the perfect Son of Man who came "to seek and to save that which was lost",—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Key words: Jesus the Son of Man.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key verse: Luke 1:4 (Amplified Bible)
1:4 [My purpose is] that you may know the full truth and understand with certainty and security against error the accounts (histories) and doctrines of the faith of which you have been informed and in which you have been orally instructed.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. An end to the original husband men
"He will come and [utterly] put an end to those tenants and will give the vineyard to others."
The original husband men are the Jewish leaders. Synagogue is not a part of GOD's institution in the Old Testament, it's a part of human institution. If you will notice in the Old Testament, there's the (a) tabernacle, (b) temple, (c) sanctuary, (d) altar but never was there a verse in the Old testament for synagogue.
GOD's instituted or institution of worship:
a. Tabernacle - instituted by GOD thru Moses
Exodus 25:9 (Amplified Bible)
25:9 And you shall make it according to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle or dwelling and the pattern of all the furniture of it.
b. Temple - instituted by Moses and used by the prophets
1 Samuel 3:3 (Amplified Bible)
3:3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was lying down
c. Sanctuary - instituted by Moses and strengthened by major and minor prophets
Exodus 15:17 (Amplified Bible)
15:17 You will bring them in [to the land] and plant them on Your own mountain, the place, O Lord, You have made for Your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.
d. Altar - very first institution of worship that GOD established, through the hand of Noah
Genesis 8:20 (Amplified Bible)
8:20 And Noah built an altar to the Lord and took of every clean [four-footed] animal and of every clean fowl or bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
e. synagogue - none found in the Old Testament but in His Grace and Truth, the LORD JESUS CHRIST used this to spread the Gospel.
Matthew 12:8-9 (Amplified Bible)
12:8 For the Son of Man is Lord [even] of the Sabbath.
12:9 And going on from there, He went into their synagogue.
Luke 19:27 (Amplified Bible)
19:27 [The indignant king ended by saying] But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to reign over them—bring them here and slaughter them in my presence!
This is the time of their destruction where Jewish leaders are figuratively "destroyed" because the Gentiles are reigning over them - the Roman government.
Matthew 21:41 (Amplified Bible)
21:41 They said to Him, He will put those wretches to a miserable death and rent the vineyard to other tenants of such a character that they will give him the fruits promptly in their season.
Matthew 22:7 (Amplified Bible)
22:7 [Hearing this] the king was infuriated; and he sent his soldiers and put those murderers to death and burned their city.
The Gospel of Salvation and Grace has been preached before the Gentiles came in and were first preached to the Jews but they rejected it with unbelief.
Acts 13:46 (Amplified Bible)
13:46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke out plainly and boldly, saying, It was necessary that God’s message [concerning salvation through Christ] should be spoken to you first. But since you thrust it from you, you pass this judgment on yourselves that you are unworthy of eternal life and out of your own mouth you will be judged. [Now] behold, we turn to the Gentiles (the heathen).