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Jesus' Parables 38-39
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04/17/2019 3:35 PM
    Parable #38 ~ Matthew 21:28-32 ~ The Two Sons ~

    “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first
    and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
    “ ‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
    “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered,
    ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
    “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”

    “The first,” they answered.
    Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes
    will enter the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you to show you
    the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and
    the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe
    him.

    Parable #39 ~ Matthew 21:33-44 ~ Wicked Vineyard Tenants ~

    “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 went away on a journey. When the
    harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.

    “The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a
    third. Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the
    tenants treated them the same way. Last of all, he sent his son to them. ‘They
    will respect my son,’ he said.

    “But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir.
    Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’ So they took him and threw him
    out of the vineyard and killed him.
    “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those
    tenants?”
    “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied, “and he will
    rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at
    harvest time.”
    Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

    “ ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
    the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?
    “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you
    and given to a people who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will
    be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”
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