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  • The Wicked Tenants

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Oct 12, 2002
    based on 119 ratings
     | 8,663 views

    The Biblical metaphor of Jesus being the cornerstone which the builders rejected conveys the understanding that without Jesus we can do nothing (John 15:5).

    THE WICKED TENANTS Text: Matthew 21:33-46 In modern day, we tend to think of a cornerstone as a stone that is inscribed and placed in the corner of the foundation of a building that marks the beginning of the building. The way that the Bible uses the word cornerstone means much more ...read more

  • The Wicked Tenants Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 16, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,636 views

    This parables is about Israel, Israel’s response to the kingdom message of Jesus, and the consequences from a lack of response by the religious leaders and then the people.

    The Parables of Jesus The Wicked Tenants Matthew 21:33-46 June 14, 2009 This week we are going to examine what many consider to be a very complicated parable: the parable of the wicked tenants. This is a parable about Israel. It goes along with similar themes to the parable of the two sons and ...read more

  • Problem Renters

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Nov 1, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,867 views

    This message is based on parable of the vineyard and the wicked tenants.

    Mark 12:1 (NLT) Then Jesus began telling them stories: "A man planted a vineyard, built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country. The Master Plan  The ...read more

  • Grapes Of Wrath, Grapes At Last

    Contributed by David Roth on Oct 8, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,072 views

    Proper 22 (A) As Christians, we bear fruits of righteousness in our lives because we live in Christ. We are grafted into Him, the true vine. He bore our grapes of wrath so that we may bear grapes at last. Grapes that will last. Now and into eternity.

    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. “Grapes of Wrath, Grapes at Last” Our Gospel reading today brings us to a third parable of Jesus about a vineyard. In the first one, the owner of ...read more

  • The Tyranny Of Mine Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 9, 2011
     | 2,909 views

    We claim our kingdoms and possessions and call them "mine." God lays claim to all and calls us to acknowledge it as his.

    Matthew 21:33-46 "The Tyranny of Mine" INTRODUCTION Two friends were walking in the forest one day when suddenly they stumbled upon a large grizzly bear who decided that they looked like a good snack. The two started running away when all of a sudden one of them stopped. The other said, ...read more

  • Entangled With Greed Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Feb 24, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,071 views

    Jesus speaks against those whose greed causes them to exploit the land and the people to their advantage and for their profit. We are called to be stewards and manage the "vineyards" that we have been given. They are not ours, they are God's.

    Mark 12:1-12 “Entangled With Greed” INTRODUCTION We continue our journey with Jesus through Holy Week—the last week of his life on earth. Last Sunday we walked with him on Monday, which is the day after his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. On Monday Jesus passed by a ...read more

  • The Vineyard Series

    Contributed by Timothy Riggs on Sep 12, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,484 views

    God has strategically placed you in a place of service.

    A DAY IN THE WORKPLACE THE VINEYARD Matthew 21:33-46 INTRODUCTION Parable Identification 1. Landowner God 2. Wicked tenants Israel’s Leaders 3. Servants Prophets 4. Landowner’s Son Jesus Jesus makes it clear in verse 42 that the builders rejected the stone that was to be ...read more

  • God Is A Devoted Gardener, We Are The Stewards Of It.

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Aug 23, 2017
     | 2,640 views

    Reminds me of my parent’s motto: Gardening Forever... Housework Whenever.

    27A God is a Devoted Gardener of a vineyard, and we are the stewards of it. Reminds me of my parent’s motto: Gardening Forever... Housework Whenever. We could see our Readings today in terms of practices that produce good grapes or bad grapes. 1). The vineyard in our First Reading is ...read more

  • Lord Of The Harvest

    Contributed by Monte Mcelfresh on Mar 16, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 7,255 views

    We are called to be servants in God’s vineyard.

    “ The Lord of the Harvest” Mk.12:1-11 Introduction As a child I grew up in a rural area and we lived in a rented house. I had friends who lived as tenants on farms. There were some things that were expected from the landlord from the tenant. These included: 1. Pay the rent 2.)Raise a crop ...read more

  • Why Is The Sky Blue?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 12, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,007 views

    Christ is the answer for life's difficult questions.

    Matthew 22: 15 – 22 / Why Is The Sky Blue? Intro: People, by nature, are inquisitive. Anyone who has ever interacted with children knows they can ask very difficult questions, questions that are not always easy to answer because difficult questions often have difficult answers. Here ...read more

  • Before The Beginning Series

    Contributed by Charles King on Mar 20, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,971 views

    God foreordained Jesus’ crucifixion before the beginning of creation.

    Before the Beginning God created a plan and kept it a mystery, which was foreordained before the world was created and then kept secret for thousands of years until the cross (Jesus and Him crucified)(1 Cor 2:7). God’s mystery (plan), which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Wicked Servants

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Mar 22, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,695 views

    A Sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent, Series C preached 3/17/2013 at Emmons Lutheran Church, Emmons, Minnesota.

    I don’t watch a whole lot of television anymore, but when I do get a chance to watch, one of the shows I get a kick out of are shows that talk about what we would call “dumb criminals.” Usually these are stories about people who commit crimes for rather unusual or illogical ...read more

  • Rejecting The Son...receiving The Sacrifice On Good Friday

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Apr 3, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,161 views

    Jesus sacrificed himself as a voluntary substitution for our sins. This Good Friday message uses the parable from Matthew 21 as a demonstration of the world around us.

    Jeffrey Ebert shared this story about an incident in his childhood. He wrote: When I was five years old, before factory-installed seat belts and automobile air bags, my family was driving home at night on a two-lane country road. I was sitting on my mother’s lap when another car, driven by ...read more

  • Caesar's Coin Foils Pharisees And Herodians

    Contributed by Michael Tkachuk on Dec 17, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,360 views

    Jesus’ wisdom and understanding of the Pharisee and Herodian treachery foils their attempt to trap Him in in His speech.

    CAESAR’S COIN FOILS PHARISEES AND HERODIANS Luke. 20:19-26 Our Gospel lesson this morning comes immediately after Jesus tells the scribes and the chief priest the parable of the wicked tenants. Jesus really displeased the scribes and the chief priests with that parable because they realized ...read more

  • How Foolish Of Me To Think That God Was Beneath Me...

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Dec 20, 2000
    based on 54 ratings
     | 1,431 views

    Contrasts the notion of Christ as foundation with Christ as Capstone, leading us up towards God.

    Sermon: 28th March 1999 (My very first sermon before beginning at Theological College) "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes"? Ladies and Gentlemen, When a Parish sends one of its congregation for training ...read more