The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard | The Service is Varied (Matthew 20:1-7)

Have you ever asked someone, “What’s in it for me?” Oftentimes, we approach God with this same question. That’s what Peter asked Jesus who answered with His parable, The Workers in the Vineyard (see Matthew 20:1-16). Flanked by Peter and the rest of the disciples, Jesus had just encountered the rich, young ruler who was […]

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants | The Landowner is Just (Matthew 21:40-46)

Since God is so loving, should He allow everyone in to Heaven? In His Parable of the Wicked Tenants, Jesus described God the Landowner as generous and patient, concluding with a third characteristic of the heart of our Heavenly Father. The Landowner is just (see Matthew 21:40-46). The landowner took the vineyard from the tenants […]