Posts Categorized: Parables

The Parable of the Tenants

Matthew 21:33-46: “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to…

Doors

There are two kinds of doors mentioned in the Bible.  One is bad, the other is good.  We need to know which door to enter in order for us to live life as God wills for us. Proverbs 5:8 continues the thoughts of Solomon as he instructs his son.  He gives much advice to avoid…

Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

In Matthew 19:30, Jesus tells his disciples: “But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.” This leads me to the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard in Matthew 20:1-16. Jesus tells us that the Kingdom of Heaven is like this situation:  A landowner hires a number…

Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

Reading in Matthew 18 about the parable of the unmerciful servant made me reflect back to verses I discussed in a previous blog post.  In Romans 2:4-5, the Apostle Paul says: Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you…