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  • The Last

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Sep 20, 2017

    What kind of life do we lead when we put ourselves first, and others last? What kind of world encourages us to tread all over others and always be first? What would Jesus say about the first and last in society?

    Prelude, Purpose, Plan What kind of life do we lead when we put ourselves first, and others last? What kind of world encourages us to tread all over others and always be first? What would Jesus say about the first and last in society? Let’s examine the incredible blessing of following Jesus more

  • Workers In The Vineyard

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Sep 18, 2011
    based on 17 ratings

    A look at all of us who work in the vineyard and our attitude in our work.

    I can remember as a boy riding with my Dad into the downtown area, in my hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, and seeing a crowd of men standing on a certain street. There were so many of them that there did not seem to be any room left to walk on the sidewalk. I asked my father what they were more

  • The New Deal

    Contributed by Jason Bonnicksen on Sep 18, 2011

    A different twist on the parable of the vineyard owner that offers who to those in desperate need of relief and recovery through the reforms of Jesus Christ.

    INTRO Between the years 1933 and 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted a series of economic programs called “The New Deal.” "His programs served as a response to the effects of the Great Depression, and “focused on what historians call the "3 Rs": Relief, Recovery, and more

  • Can You Live With Grace?

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Oct 20, 2011

    Can you really live with grace?

    “Can You Live with Grace?” Matthew 20:1-16 On the first day of class the professor says, “I have this very complicated Math problem, the solution of which shall constitute you grade for the entire semester. I’m giving you the problem now so you can start working more

  • "Pro Sports And Our Paycheck"

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    We can become discontent when we look at other peoples income. We were happy when we got hired to do a position and happy with our wages. This lesson will help you to see how you can get out of this rut of always wanting more.

    Matthew 20:1-15 ““For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. “About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the more

  • Grace - Part 6 Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Feb 8, 2013

    A powerful series based on the book "Grace: More than we Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine." The series will look at the many different aspects of Grace. Part 6

    December 16, 2012 Grace Happens - 6 Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and more

  • The Early Bird Gets The Worm

    Contributed by David Roth on Mar 10, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    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.

    J. J. May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen. “The early bird gets the worm” In our text today, Jesus tells His disciples another parable about the Kingdom of Heaven. You will more

  • You Are Hired! Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 22, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Parables for Seekers, Pt. 7

    YOU ARE HIRED! (MATTHEW 20:1-16) The economic crisis at the turn of the 21st century that hit the airline industry reflects the cost of doing business. United Airlines and Continental Airlines filed for bankruptcy and American Airlines avoided bankruptcy after the union gave back $1.62 billion in more

  • Parable Of The Laborers In The Vineyard Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 15, 2007
    based on 60 ratings

    Is God really fair? Our Lord’s Justice, Faithfulness, Sovereignty, and Judgment all come together as He answers Peter’s questions. Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    The Laborers in the Vineyard Matthew 20:1-16 I. THE SETTING A. THE CONVERSATION WITH THE RICH YOUNG RULER - Mt 19:16-22 1. Jesus had been approached by this man with a question concerning eternal life 2. In the course more

  • The Least, The Last, The Chosen

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    This sermon is about those who feel like they are the least, or the last, and to let them know that they are also The Chosen!

    Now don’t raise your hand, because I don’t wnat to embarass anyone, but answer this in your own mind. Who here this morning has ever hated the moment when two captains were chosen to pick teams, and somehow you knew that when it came to the end of the picking order, you would likely be one of the more

  • Ripped Off By God? (Matthew 20:1-16)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 6, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Sermons by Father Dave ...

    I’m really sorry Kon isn’t here. Kon is my best mate, and was my trainer and corner-man for all my fights, and it’s not that I need him here ‘in my corner’ when I’m preaching. It’s because when I first met him, he said to me, “Dave, I’ve read the Bible, and what about that guy who hires some more

  • God's Generosity

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 28, 2011

    A short talk given at Maiden Newton during Walk West Dorset 2011, speaking about the generosity of God and our response.

    Between 1996 and 2000 I was a Senior Branch manager with the Woolwich, and I have no doubt that I would not have been able to run my branches like the landowner in that parable. If I’d hired a member of staff in January offering to pay them £12,000 for the year that would’ve been fine; more

  • It Is All About Grace / Grace Is The Difference

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Sep 19, 2011
    based on 454 ratings

    When Edward Everett Hale was Chaplain of the Senate, someone asked him, Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale? He replied, No, I look at the senators and I pray for the country. We all need to receive the Grace of God. It Is All About Grace!

    For those who are not familiar with an Anglican Service; Four Scriptures are read prior to the Message. Today's readings are Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105: 1-6,37-45; Philippians 1:21-30 and Matthew 10:1-16 When Edward Everett Hale was Chaplain of the Senate, .....someone asked him,..... "Do you more

  • That's Not Fair! No, That's Grace! Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 19, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard is a picture of God's grace.

    INTRODUCTION One of the most common internet urban myths spread by emails is that Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, once spoke to a high school graduation and shared some practical life rules. Bill Gates never did that. But California educator, Charles Sykes, DID create the rules attributed to Bill more

  • The Householder: Hero Or Jerk?

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 7, 2014

    God truly is different in His reality than the gods of pagan religion, and so we too are different from their followers.

    Twenty-fifth Sunday in Course 2014 What Kind of Vineyard Owner? When you first heard the parable from today’s Gospel, perhaps when you were a child, what did you think of the householder, the vineyard owner? Was he mean, or generous? I suppose the hired hands in the original story more