Summary: We learn from the parable of the two sons about our commission. (This sermon was preached at a men’s meeting but is suitable for all believers.)
The Parable of the Two Sons...
Praise God Church!!!
Turn to Matthew chapter 21
a) The commission (Intro)...
How many in here tonight knows that God has called you to a ministry?
Every person in here tonight has been called to a ministry.
Not just the pastors and evangelists and teachers in here tonight,
But as many as were called to salvation,
You were also called to a ministry,
How many know that we’re called to be able men. Amen?
Men who are able to do the work of the Lord.
Men who are instant in season and out of season,
Men set apart for a special cause,
He’s called each and everyone of us to be about our Father’s business,
We are to become an holy priesthood,
And to go out and win souls for the kingdom of God. Amen?
Jesus commanded us to go into all the world preaching the Gospel,
And how many know He demands our obedience?
b) Denying His Will...
Well I’m glad we’re all in agreement here tonight.
I’m glad we all know what God requires of us.
I’m glad that we’re aware of His expectations,
But I can’t help but wonder why if we know what we’re suppose to be doing,
If we know what God has called us to.
And there’s no doubt in our minds that God has already commissioned us,
Why on God’s green Earth are we not walking in our calling?
Why has the Church forsaken the Father’s will?
We’ve gotten away from the Gospel of holiness,
and we’ve gotten into the practice of self satisfaction.
We do what pleases us instead of what pleases God,
We’re so busy chasing the almighty dollar,
That we’ve stopped being obedient to an Almighty God!
Too many Christians today are too busy praying for money,
To be worried about praying that God would send laborers into the harvest!
There to busy having their ears tickled by prosperity preachers,
To actually listen for the voice of God,
Oh, but I can hear Him tonight. Amen?
He’s got a word for you tonight.
He’s saying I’ve called you to be a son,
A joint heir with my son Jesus,
He saying I’ve given you a spirit of adoption,
A spirit that cries abba Father,
He’s saying you are a beautiful child of God,
Through Christ’s sacrifice you were able to claim sonship,
But He’s asking tonight what kind of son are you going to be?
c) The Father Calls His Sons...
Mat 21:28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard.
Mat 21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
Mat 21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
Mat 21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father?
The father in this parable needed workers to tend to his vineyard. Amen?
Scripture doesn’t say what kind of work needed to be done.
It doesn’t say whether or not it was early spring and the vines needed to be pruned,
Or if it was summer when the weeds were cut down,
Or even fall when the grapes were harvested.
The time and season isn’t important.
But what is important is that there was work to be done. Amen?
How many know’s that there’s work to be done in our father’s vineyard today?
The old vines need to be pruned,
The old dead tips of the vines need to be removed,
So that the new growth can take place.
The weeds need to be cut down and hauled off,
So that they don’t choke the life out of the vines,
And how many know the harvest is ripe in our Father’s vineyard?
The harvest is plenteous and the laborers are few,
The Father needs workmen in the vineyard.
And who better to call on than His sons. Amen?
Who’s more suited for a job in the family business,
Than an actual member of the family?
d) Working For Rewards...
In verse 28 He said "Son",
He didn’t call His brother or his cousin,
Or just any other member of the family,
He called His sons who were the heir’s to the father’s vineyard,
In the same ways God has called us sons,
And He’s prepared for us an inheritance,
He’s made us joint-heirs with Christ,
And I don’t know about you but I’m going to protect my inheritance,
I’m going to work to increase my inheritance,
The bigger the family business get’s,
The more it grows
The larger my inheritance gets,
The more work I put in the more crowns I’ll receive at the Bema,
The more rewards that will be waiting on me when I get to the judgement seat of Christ,