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24
Sep

Does God Pay Fair Wages?

Matthew 20:1-16
20:1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
20:2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:3 When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace;
20:4 and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went.
20:5 When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same.
20:6 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?’
20:7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’
20:8 When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’
20:9 When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage.
20:10 Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage.
20:11 And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner,
20:12 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.’
20:13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?
20:14 Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you.
20:15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
20:16 So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Ben Snyder
Today’s Message

Does God pay Fair Wages? Matthew 20:1-16

Matthew 20:1-16

Jesus’ view of what the Kingdom is like

Does God Pay Fair Wages?
1. Call for Laborers
The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

2. Agreement of Pay

After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into the vineyard.

When he went out… he saw others… and said to them, “You also go into the vineyard and I will pay you whatever is right.”

Does God Pay Fair Wages?

3. Work Performed

Does God Pay Fair Wages?

4. Payment for labor

“Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.”

Does God Pay Fair Wages?

5. God is not profit motivated

“Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?”

Does God Pay Fair Wages?

6. God’s Generosity

“…are you envious because I am generous?”

20
Aug

A Life Worthy of the Calling

Romans 6:1-11
A Life Worthy of the Calling

Rev. Jerry Seaman
1. Grace greater than all our sins. Romans 5:20
2. Grace is not a reason to sin. Romans 6:1-2, Romans 15-16

3. What we were under The Law. Romans 7:14-25
4. Sin shall not rule your life. Romans 6:12-14, Romans 12:1-2

5. Lead a life worthy of your calling. Ephesians 4:1a
-Not the old life. Ephesians 4:17-24

6. Be strong in the Lord.
Romans 6:10-11, Romans 6:13-18; 1 Peter 5:8

7. Keep pressing on. Philippians. 3:12-14

23
Jul

When Weeds Are Not Weeds

Marbury Church of God,  July 23, 2017

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
13:24 He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field;
13:25 but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away.
13:26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well.
13:27 And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’
13:28 He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’
13:29 But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them.
13:30 Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.'”

13:36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.”
13:37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man;
13:38 the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one,
13:39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
13:40 Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.
13:41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers,
13:42 and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13:43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!

Rev. Shannon Buehler: Today’s Message

When Weeds Are Not Weeds

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

When Weeds Are Not Weeds
The Parable

He put before them another parable. “The Kingdom of Heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field..”

When Weeds Are Not Weeds

Why did Jesus tell this parable?

Blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. (13:16)

How is this like the kingdom of heaven?

The Explanation

And his disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.”

When Weeds Are Not Weeds

The Seeds Are People.

How is this like the kingdom of heaven?

Weeds are weeds…

But People Can Change!

19
Jun

The Grace in Which We Stand

Romans 5:1-11
The Grace in Which We Stand
What’s the “therefore” there for?
Peace with God

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Being in God’s Grace

Through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand;

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