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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Bible Message- The Labourers in the Vineyard

Matthew 20:1-16
The Labourers in the Vineyard

For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o'clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, "You also go into the vineyard and I will pay ou whatever is right ". So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o'clock, he did the same. And about five o'clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, "Why are you standing here idle all day?". They said to him, "Because no one had hired us." He said to them, "You also go into the vineyard." When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, "Call the labourers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first". When those hired about five o'clock came, each of them receive the usual daily wage.

Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also receive the usual daily wage. And when they receive it, they grumbled against the landowner saying, "These last worked only one hour and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat'. But he replied to one of them, 'Friend I am doing no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not alowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?" So the last will be the first, and the first will be the last.

4 comments:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

This parable refers to the grace of salvation. That means at any time of one's life, he can be saved by accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior. All will receive the same benefits in heaven irregardless of the time they surrendered their lives to the Lord. Thanks for the meaningful Bible verses. God bless you always my friend.

emzpie said...

i HEARD THIS EBANGHILYO SIS,LAST SUNDAY WHEN i ATTEND THE MASS.GOOD THING U POST THIS, THE MESSAGE IS FAIRLY MEANINGFUL INDEED. This is officially dedicate to some people who wants more as they do more kumbaga expecting a lot bah..eheh

Tey said...

Hi Mel This parable really wakes me up somehow when I was listening to the sermon. We have to keep counting our blessings instead of looking at someone's blessings

Tey said...

HI empzie, I am glad that you heard this message too. Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate your thoughts. God Bless