Resources on Matthew 20:1‑16

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"Labourers in the Vineyard" - Hymn Song/Hymn by George Stuart https://worshipwords.co.uk/matthew-20-labourers-in-the-vineyard-hymn-george-stuart-australia/ Song/Hymn by George Stuart Topics: Kingdom of God , Freedom , Work , Gratitude Source: Worship Words George Stuart offers the text of a hymn, "Labourers in the Vineyard," based on Matthew 20:1-16. It can be sung to the tune WIR PFLUGEN. Preaching from Matthew’s Gospel Commentary/Exegesis by Arland J. Hultgren https://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1638 Commentary/Exegesis by Arland J. Hultgren Topics: Matthew , Church , Kingdom of God , Sermon Source: Working Preacher In this article, Arland Hultgren discusses major themes in the gospel of Matthew: 1. The Kingdom of Heaven, 2. Parables, 3. The Law and Righteousness, 4. Love Ethic. And the Last First Commentary/Exegesis by Michael Gillis https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/prayingintherain/2013/09/and-last-firs/ Commentary/Exegesis by Michael Gillis Topics: Parables , Kingdom of God Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this reflection from the Orthodox tradition, Michael Gillis uses Matthew 20:1-16 to consider the Kingdom of God where the last are first. The Feminine Genius and the Ecclesial Vocation of Women Article by William Newton http://www.hprweb.com/2016/12/thoughts-on-the-ecclesial-vocation-of-women/ Article by William Newton Topics: Women , Vocation Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review William Newton revisits Pope John Paul’s call to better employ women in the service of the Church and the Kingdom of God. Using Matthew 20:1-16, women are invited to the vineyard to work. The Abundance of God’s Mercy Sermon Starter/Outline by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/laborers-in-the-vineyard/commentary-on-matthew-201-16-2 Sermon Starter/Outline by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Justice , God's Will , Parable , Works Source: Working Preacher A commentary on Matthew 20:1-16. God's economy, the economy of the kingdom, goes way beyond fairness. There is nothing to be earned in God's economy. There is only God's generosity freely spent—on us. Good God, Evil Eye Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Hamm http://liturgy.slu.edu/25OrdA092417/theword_hamm.html Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Hamm Topics: Justice , Kingdom of God , Parables Source: The Sunday Website Dennis Hamm reflects on the original Greek in the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16a). God wants to create an equality that goes beyond our small sense of "what is right.” A Passport to Heaven? Sermon (Complete) by Gordian Marshall http://torch.op.org/torch/a-passport-to-heaven Sermon (Complete) by Gordian Marshall Topics: Generosity , Heaven , Paul Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars Gordian Marshall's homily considers St. Paul's confidence of a share in heaven (Philippians 1:20-24,27) and relates it to Paul's being convinced of God's generosity as displayed in the Gospels (e.g. Matthew 20:1-16). Work as the Realm of Prayer Sermon Starter/Outline by George Cladis https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/three-sermons-on-work-and-faith-work-as-prayerful-activity-matthew-20 Sermon Starter/Outline by George Cladis Topics: Labor , Prayer , Parable , Work Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling A sermon outline from George Cladis on Matthew 20:1-16, the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Cladis suggests that the parable emphasizes the opportunity to work for God as the true reward of labor. Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard Sermon Starter/Outline by Gordon Atkinson https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/parable-workers-vineyard1 Sermon Starter/Outline by Gordon Atkinson Topics: Jesus , Parable , Grace , Compassion Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Gordon Atkinson's sermon starter on Luke 10:30-37 suggests that the employer paid everyone a denarius because he did not want to pay anyone less than the minimum livable daily wage. He cared. Life Lived Under the Reign of God Sermon (Complete) by Kirk Alan Kubicek https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/scene-todays-reading-proper-20-2011 Sermon (Complete) by Kirk Alan Kubicek Topics: Generosity , Manna , Grace , Kingdom of God Source: Sermons That Work In this sermon on Exodus 16:2-15 and Matthew 20:1-16, Kirk Alan Kubicek discusses God's grace and generosity in contrast to “our standards of merit,” the daily bread God provides, and our response of loving and giving. The Parable of the Dignity-busting Landowner Commentary/Exegesis by Stanley Saunders https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-25/commentary-on-matthew-201-16-5 Commentary/Exegesis by Stanley Saunders Topics: Parables , Justice , Grace , Envy Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Matthew 20:1-16, Stanley Saunders questions the frequent identification of the landowner with God. The method of paying the workers is not grace but injustice because it divides people and takes away their dignity. Love or Justice? Sermon Starter/Outline by David J. Lose http://www.davidlose.net/2014/09/pentecost-15-a-love-or-justice/ Sermon Starter/Outline by David J. Lose Topics: Love , Work , Generosity , Justice Source: In the Meantime Reflecting on Matthew 20:1-16, David Lose writes that when justice and love clash, it can get ugly. Because where justice counts, love loses track. Love passes beyond the realm of justice into the realm of relationship. Full Text Hymns on Matthew 20:1-16 For the Fruit of All CreationPD
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Embittered Moralizing—An Occupational Hazard Devotional by Ronald Rolheiser http://liturgy.slu.edu/25OrdA092114/reflections_rolheiser.html Devotional by Ronald Rolheiser Topics: Parables , Grace , Envy Source: The Sunday Website Ronald Rolheiser invites us to reflect on our reactions to the Parable of the Vineyard Workers in Matthew 20:1-16 and cautions against the "occupational hazard" of the good and faithful in becoming bitter and jealous moralizers. A Vineyard of One’s Own Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2008/09/14/a-vineyard-of-ones-own/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Parables , Work , Envy , Labor Source: The Painted Prayerbook This artwork and commentary by Jan Richardson are based on Matthew 20:1-16. Discussing her experiences with artistic envy, Richardson discusses how to tend to one's vineyard by focusing on the work we are called toward. Prayers of the People Element of Worship by Richard J. Fairchild https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/09/prayers-of-people-proper-20a.html Element of Worship by Richard J. Fairchild Topics: Prayer , Intercession Source: Re-Worship A prayer of intercession, written by Richard J. Fairchild, based on Matthew 20:1-16, and focused on reaching others as ambassadors of God. The Parable of the Laborer... Sermon (Complete) by Wayne Ray https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/parable-laborer-proper-20-1996 Sermon (Complete) by Wayne Ray Topics: Work , Labor , Identity , Grace of God Source: Sermons That Work In this sermon on Jesus’ parable of the laborers from Matthew 20:1-16, Wayne Ray discusses: labor and identity; the challenge to “come, labor;” human jealousy; God’s generosity and the danger of presuming on God’s grace. Sheer Grace Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Sheer-Grace-Alyce-McKenzie-09-12-2011 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Parables , Grace , Generosity , Arrogance Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie suggests that the parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 19:17-20:16) is about God's welcome of "the despised, the outcasts and sinners" into the kingdom. The Idle Apostle? Sermon Starter/Outline by Barry O’Toole https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1256 Sermon Starter/Outline by Barry O’Toole Topics: Calling , Christ , Labor , Grace Source: ePriest Barry O'Toole's sermon starter on Jesus' parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) emphasizes the question, "Why are you standing here idle all day?" We are called to do the work of Christ. Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard Image by John Sturt http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=13775&referrer=preachingandworship.org Image by John Sturt Topics: Parable Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive The landowner of the vineyard pays his workers for the day's work; those who worked all day complain that the others received the same amount as them. Engraving based on Matthew 20:1-16 by John Sturt. From Board Room to Union Hall Sermon (Complete) by Norman Pott http://day1.org/881-from_board_room_to_union_hall Sermon (Complete) by Norman Pott Topics: Parables , Generosity , Justice , Judgment Source: Day1 This essay is a creative rendering of the parable of the Vineyard Workers (Matthew 20:1-16), imagined in a modern context. It helps us think about God's generosity toward others, such as those suffering from AIDS.

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