Adapted from the series, “Jesus Said” by             Michael Wileyhttp://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/what-jesus-  said-a...
Matthew 20:1 NET "For the kingdom of   heaven is like a landowner who went out  early in the morning to hire workers for h...
4 He said to them, You go into the vineyard too, and I will give you whatever is right. 5   So they went. When he went out...
7 They said to him, Because no one hiredus. He said to them, You go and work in the  vineyard too. 8 When it was evening t...
11 When they received it, they began to     complain against the landowner, 12    saying, These last fellows worked one ho...
14 Take what is yours and go. I want to give to this last man the same as I gave to you.15 Am I not permitted to do what I...
Matthew 20:1 NET "For the kingdom of  heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his...
Jesus is talking about what “the kingdom of                heaven is like.”I believe Jesus is continuing teaching about   ...
17 He said to him, "Why do you ask meabout what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life...
20 The young man said to him, "I havewholeheartedly obeyed all these laws. Whatdo I still lack?" 21 Jesus said to him, "If...
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "I tellyou the truth, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heave...
26 Jesus looked at them and replied, "This isimpossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible." 27 Then Pet...
29 And whoever has left houses or brothers  or sisters or father or mother or children or   fields for my sake will receiv...
Matthew 19:30 NET But many who are first will be last, and the last first. 20:1 "For thekingdom of heaven is like a landow...
The parable gives the application of the                  proverb. The proverb here is “So the last will be         first,...
Then He says, 1 "For the kingdom of heavenis like a landowner who went out early in the  morning to hire workers for his v...
4 He said to them, You go into the vineyard too, and I will give you whatever is right. 5   So they went. When he went out...
It appears it must have been harvest time. Harvest time is usually the only time of the     year a landowner needs extra h...
Matthew 20:8 NET When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, „Call the workers and give the pay sta...
Following OT law the foreman paid the      workers at the end of each day.                (Lev 19:13)   Jesus then interje...
Matthew 20:11 NET When they received it,    they began to complain against the landowner, 12 saying, These last fellowswor...
13 And the landowner replied to one of them, Friend, I am not treating you unfairly.   Didnt you agree with me to work for...
The problem is not injustice by the landowner, but jealousy by the workers. Their normal, very human reaction was,        ...
We agreed to work for what we are being  paid and we certainly hope that everyone  else agreed to the same pay or less. We...
We tend to slip down a slippery slope where we think what we want is what we deserve. “Selfishness sees what it wants to s...
Have you seen the TV show, “What would   you do?” They put actors into everydaysituations with hidden cameras to see what ...
The fun part was watching the person who                let them cut in line. Many of them were furious—That guy just     ...
Don‟t miss the spiritual meaning   Jesus said it was about the Kingdom of                   heaven.Vineyard = Kingdom of C...
Every person that accepts Jesus Christ as their savior receives the gift of eternal lifeprepared by the father administere...
Let us not miss a very important aspect ofthis parable. Why were the workers sent into   the vineyard? To WORK! They were ...
1 Corinthians 15:58 NET So then, dear    brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not bemoved! Always be outstanding in the work ...
James 2:18 NET But someone will say, "Youhave faith and I have works." Show me your faith without works and I will show yo...
Do not misunderstand, salvation is nothingto be earned, it is given freely to all who willaccept it. When we accept His sa...
45 “Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves ...
You might be feeling like you are at the bottom of the pile. Down and out, beaten, lost, & forgotten. When you accept Chri...
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What Jesus said about God’s Mercy Adapted from the series, “Jesus Said” by Michael Wiley http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/what-jesus-said-about-gods-mercy-michael-wiley-sermon-on-jesus-teachings-131494.asp

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  1. 1. Adapted from the series, “Jesus Said” by Michael Wileyhttp://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/what-jesus- said-about-gods-mercy-michael-wiley-sermon-on- jesus-teachings-131494.asp
  2. 2. Matthew 20:1 NET "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 And after agreeing with theworkers for the standard wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When it was about nine oclock in the morning, he went out again and saw others standing around in the marketplace without work.
  3. 3. 4 He said to them, You go into the vineyard too, and I will give you whatever is right. 5 So they went. When he went out againabout noon and three oclock that afternoon, he did the same thing. 6 And about fiveoclock that afternoon he went out and found others standing around, and said to them, Why are you standing here all day without work?
  4. 4. 7 They said to him, Because no one hiredus. He said to them, You go and work in the vineyard too. 8 When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to hismanager, Call the workers and give the pay starting with the last hired until the first. 9 When those hired about five oclockcame, each received a full days pay. 10 And when those hired first came, they thoughtthey would receive more. But each one also received the standard wage.
  5. 5. 11 When they received it, they began to complain against the landowner, 12 saying, These last fellows worked one hour, and you have made them equal to us who bore the hardship and burning heat of the day. 13 And the landowner replied to one of them, Friend, I am not treating youunfairly. Didnt you agree with me to work for the standard wage?
  6. 6. 14 Take what is yours and go. I want to give to this last man the same as I gave to you.15 Am I not permitted to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or are you enviousbecause I am generous? 16 So the last will be first, and the first last."
  7. 7. Matthew 20:1 NET "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. Don‟t miss the theme of the passage. Sometimes we get so tied up in interpretingthe pieces of the story, we forget what Jesus is talking about.
  8. 8. Jesus is talking about what “the kingdom of heaven is like.”I believe Jesus is continuing teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven He started in chapter 19.This parable is added to illustrate what was said just before, in the last chapter. (PNT)Matthew 19:16 NET Now someone came up to him and said, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to gain eternal life?"
  9. 9. 17 He said to him, "Why do you ask meabout what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." 18 “Which ones?" he asked. Jesus replied, "Do notmurder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 19honor your father and mother, (Exo 20:12-16; Deu 5:16-20) and love your neighbor as yourself." (Lev 19:18)
  10. 10. 20 The young man said to him, "I havewholeheartedly obeyed all these laws. Whatdo I still lack?" 21 Jesus said to him, "If youwish to be perfect, go sell your possessionsand give the money to the poor, and you willhave treasure in heaven. Then come, followme." 22 But when the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he was very rich.
  11. 11. 23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "I tellyou the truth, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven! 24 Again Isay, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God." 25 Thedisciples were greatly astonished when they heard this and said, "Then who can be saved?"
  12. 12. 26 Jesus looked at them and replied, "This isimpossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible." 27 Then Peter said tohim, "Look, we have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?" 28 Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth: In the age when all things are renewed, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
  13. 13. 29 And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundredtimes as much and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.Jesus is using another wrap like we saw last week in Matthew six.He begins and ends (wraps) a parable with a proverb.
  14. 14. Matthew 19:30 NET But many who are first will be last, and the last first. 20:1 "For thekingdom of heaven is like a landowner whowent out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. Then after the parable He says again,Matthew 20:16 NET So the last will be first, and the first last."
  15. 15. The parable gives the application of the proverb. The proverb here is “So the last will be first, and the first last.”Jesus is weaving a common earthly story into a heavenly truth.
  16. 16. Then He says, 1 "For the kingdom of heavenis like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 And after agreeing with the workers for the standard wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When it was about nine oclock in the morning, he went out again and saw others standing around in the marketplace without work.
  17. 17. 4 He said to them, You go into the vineyard too, and I will give you whatever is right. 5 So they went. When he went out again about noon and three oclock that afternoon, he did the same thing. 6 Andabout five oclock that afternoon he went outand found others standing around, and saidto them, Why are you standing here all daywithout work? 7 They said to him, Because no one hired us. He said to them, You go and work in the vineyard too.
  18. 18. It appears it must have been harvest time. Harvest time is usually the only time of the year a landowner needs extra help inaddition to the workers he currently employs. He goes out in the morning and hires day laborers for the standard wage The standard wage was a denarius a day. (NET notes) He goes back several times and hires laborers.
  19. 19. Matthew 20:8 NET When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, „Call the workers and give the pay starting with the last hired until the first.‟ 9 When those hired about five oclock came, eachreceived a full days pay. 10 And when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more. But each one also received the standard wage.
  20. 20. Following OT law the foreman paid the workers at the end of each day. (Lev 19:13) Jesus then interjects the story with the proverb. He has the foreman pay the last one first. Maybe unorthodox, but not shocking. Theshocking thing (to some of the workers) wasthe foreman pays everyone a full days pay.
  21. 21. Matthew 20:11 NET When they received it, they began to complain against the landowner, 12 saying, These last fellowsworked one hour, and you have made them equal to us who bore the hardship and burning heat of the day.
  22. 22. 13 And the landowner replied to one of them, Friend, I am not treating you unfairly. Didnt you agree with me to work for the standard wage? 14 Take what is yours and go. I want to give to this last man the sameas I gave to you. 15 Am I not permitted to dowhat I want with what belongs to me? Or areyou envious because I am generous? 16 So the last will be first, and the first last."
  23. 23. The problem is not injustice by the landowner, but jealousy by the workers. Their normal, very human reaction was, “That‟s not fair!” The land owner tells them, “I paid you exactly what we agreed.”We have the tendency don‟t we—to wonder what the person beside us is making.
  24. 24. We agreed to work for what we are being paid and we certainly hope that everyone else agreed to the same pay or less. Wedon‟t want a co-worker making more than usfor doing the same job. In this case the folksthat had been there all day, we‟re upset that the folks that did less work got paid the same.
  25. 25. We tend to slip down a slippery slope where we think what we want is what we deserve. “Selfishness sees what it wants to see and leads to jealousy.”God has blessed that family more than mine. So and so had a better job. That guy never seems to have any problems. Everything always works for him…
  26. 26. Have you seen the TV show, “What would you do?” They put actors into everydaysituations with hidden cameras to see what the people around will do.Once they sent an actor into a grocery store. The actor asks to cut in line. When he gets up to the check out, lights and music start playing and a clerk runs out with a huge $500 check saying, “You are our one millionth customer!”
  27. 27. The fun part was watching the person who let them cut in line. Many of them were furious—That guy just took MY prize money.One guy threw his stuff down on the counter and left. A woman ran to the service desk to raise, well, not heaven. It‟s difficult for us at times to see other‟sblessings without the “Why not me” Attitude.
  28. 28. Don‟t miss the spiritual meaning Jesus said it was about the Kingdom of heaven.Vineyard = Kingdom of Christ, The ChurchLandowner = GodForeman = ChristLaborers = UsWork = Work of The Lord, Every Good WorkWage, Pay = Eternal LifeWorkday = Believer‟s LifeEvening = Eternity
  29. 29. Every person that accepts Jesus Christ as their savior receives the gift of eternal lifeprepared by the father administered by son. Notice the lessonGod Establishes the terms of salvationGod comes looking for all who will comeGod gives generouslyGod is so merciful He looks for workers untilthe final hour.
  30. 30. Let us not miss a very important aspect ofthis parable. Why were the workers sent into the vineyard? To WORK! They were not brought into the vineyard to sit under a vine & nibble on grapes. NO! They were there for a specific purpose. To labor for the Landowner.
  31. 31. 1 Corinthians 15:58 NET So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not bemoved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 2 Timothy 3:16 NET Every scripture isinspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training inrighteousness, 17 that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work.
  32. 32. James 2:18 NET But someone will say, "Youhave faith and I have works." Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; well and good. Even the demonsbelieve that — and tremble with fear. 20 But would you like evidence, you empty fellow, that faith without works is useless?
  33. 33. Do not misunderstand, salvation is nothingto be earned, it is given freely to all who willaccept it. When we accept His salvation, we accept the work He has laid out for us.Matthew 24:44 NET Therefore you also mustbe ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
  34. 34. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves theirfood at the proper time? 46 Blessed is thatslave whom the master finds at work whenhe comes. 47 I tell you the truth, the masterwill put him in charge of all his possessions.
  35. 35. You might be feeling like you are at the bottom of the pile. Down and out, beaten, lost, & forgotten. When you accept Christ, He will turn you upside down.He said himself, “[In my Kingdom], …So thelast will be first, and the first last." Matthew 20:16 NET

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