This parable is not just teaching us about final rewards. It is also probing at the level of our motives. Why are we doing what we do? If it’s a straight reward you want, fine, you’ll get it. God will never cheat you. But that’s all you’ll get. And you’ll go to heaven grumbling all the way, always checking to see how you are doing compared with someone else – overestimating your own importance and underestimating the grace of God. But if you decide to do your work for the Lord’s sake alone, you will never be disappointed.
Text: Matthew 20:1-16Sermon Series: Stories Jesus Told
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
Text: Matthew 20:20-28Sermon Series: Conversations with Jesus: Christ Speaks to Modern Problems
Warren Bennis is an educator, a philosopher, an author, a scholar and a keen observer of the American scene. These […]
Text: VariousSermon Series: Servants Unlimited