The Parable of the Vineyard (Luke 20:9-19)
The Parable: (20:9-19)
The religious leaders/nation of Israel will reject Jesus, like they rejected the prophets, and be replaced in God’s plan by the Apostles/Gentile dominated church.
- God graciously established the nation of Israel (20:9).
- God graciously sent His Word to the nation, which they rejected (20:10-12).
- God graciously sent His beloved Son to the nation whom they killed (20:13-18).
- God justly replaced the religious leaders/nation of Israel with the Apostles/Gentile dominated church (20:16,19).
The Principles: (20:9-19)
- When God’s graciously chosen people reject His authority in their lives they will be removed
from their place in the plan of God.
- God graciously calls us to be a part of His plan (20:9).
- God graciously sent His authoritative Word to His people (20:10-12).
- God graciously sent His beloved, authoritative Son to His people (20:13-18).
- God justly replaces His people in His plan when they are not submissive to His Word and authority (20:16,19).
- God opened a door for all people to enter and be a part of His story.
- Monday: Isaiah 5:1-7
- Tuesday: Psalm 118:1-7
- Wednesday: Psalm 118:8-21
- Thursday: Psalm 118:22-29
- Friday: Luke 20:20-26
NEXT STEPS FROM TODAY’S MESSAGE
- I will enter God’s story by accepting God’s beloved Son as my Savior and Lord.
- I will enter God’s story by responding to God’s Word, accepting His authority, and advancing His plan.
HOME CHURCH QUESTIONS
- Read the Passage.
- Review the Message.
- What is revealed about God’s character in this parable?
- When have you experienced those attributes of God in your life?
- Talk about a time when you have really responded to God’s Word.
- Talk about a time when you have struggled to respond positively to God’s Word.
- How do we justify not responding to God’s Word?
- Is there anything you need to specifically respond to now?
- Talk about a time you have had to humbly submit to Christ’s authority in your
- life. Is there any legitimate reason to not submit to Christ’s authority?
- How are you contributing to advancing God’s plan?