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The Abundance of God’s Mercy Sermon Starter/Outline by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2357 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. The Idle Apostle? Sermon Starter/Outline by Barry O’Toole https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/153 Sermon Starter/Outline by Barry O’Toole Topics: Calling , Labor Source: ePriest This devotional by Barry O' Toole on Matthew 20:1-16 encourages us to become workers along with Jesus in God's vineyard. It includes personal prayers, commentary, and application. Working for God Sermon Starter/Outline by Jose LaBoy https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/121 Sermon Starter/Outline by Jose LaBoy Topics: Grace , Work , God's Love , Generosity Source: ePriest In terms of the spiritual, everything is a gift. In this devotional on Matthew 20:1-16, José LaBoy reflects on God’s generosity, which is a manifestation of God's love for us. 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. 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. 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. 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. God's Generosity Sermon (Complete) by David Goodill http://torch.op.org/torch/gods-generosity Sermon (Complete) by David Goodill Topics: Generosity , Salvation , Gift , Parable Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars Reflecting on Matthew 20:1-16, David Goodill preaches on the generous gifts of God to those whom he loves and reminds us that the invitation to labour in God's vineyard is itself a gift. 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 Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard Commentary/Exegesis by John Willome https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/parable-workers-vineyard Commentary/Exegesis by John Willome Topics: Wealth and poverty , Justice , Love Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Reflecting on Jesus' parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16), John Willome says that the reaction of unfairness results from measuring justice in terms of material gain rather than the equalizing love of God. Living with Gratitude Sermon (Complete) by Chuck Queen http://day1.org/4431-chuck_queen_living_with_gratitude Sermon (Complete) by Chuck Queen Topics: Parables , Grace , Gratitude , Work Source: Day1 A sermon from Chuck Queen on Matthew 20:1-16 that talks about God's economy of grace where gratitude is the capital. God loves us as much right now as God ever has or ever will. What is Owed to the Laborers Devotional by Eleonore Stump http://liturgy.slu.edu/25OrdA092417/reflections_stump.html Devotional by Eleonore Stump Topics: Work , Gift , Labor , Grace Source: The Sunday Website Eleonore Stump interprets Jesus' parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) by seeing God as the vineyard owner and the wages as the gift of eternal life, which no one can earn. Full Text Hymns on Matthew 20:1-16 For the Fruit of All CreationPD
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A Generous Boss Article by In-Yong Lee http://www.religion-online.org/article/a-generous-boss-matthew-201-16/ Article by In-Yong Lee Topics: Faith , Kingdom of God , Labor Source: Religion Online Jesus is asking those of us who have been called, first to understand the nature of the kingdom that has been initiated with his coming, and then to be workers with him. Envious Comparisons Sermon Starter/Outline by John F. Kavanaugh http://liturgy.slu.edu/25OrdA092417/theword_embodied.html Sermon Starter/Outline by John F. Kavanaugh Topics: God , Justice , Love Source: The Sunday Website Reflecting on Matthew 20:1-16a, John Kavanaugh argues that we cannot think of God as simply a projection of ourselves. God does not need to compete for love, as we do; he operates out of abundance. The Parable of the Vineyard Workers Drama by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/09/dramatic-reading-matthew-20-1-16.html Drama by Christine Longhurst Topics: Scripture Reading , Worship Planning , Parables Source: Re-Worship This is a dramatic re-telling of the parable of the vineyard workers in Matthew 20:1-16. It is set for four readers, and is taken from the "The Voice" version of scripture. 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. Just Imagine Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/25OrdA092417/reflections_foley.html Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley Topics: Grace , Parables , Gospel , Anger Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on the power of parables by focusing on the drama in the Parable of the Vineyard Workers (Matthew 20:1-16). Grace, anger, amazement—it's all there. 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. That's Not Fair! Children's Sermon https://www.sermons4kids.com/not_fair.htm Children's Sermon Topics: Love , Parable , Children , Grace Source: Sermons 4 Kids This sermon for children uses an inequitable distribution of candy to introduce Jesus' parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). Our relationship to God is based on grace, not what we deserve. 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.

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