Resources on Matthew 20:1‑16

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God's Unconditional Love and the Power of Gratitude Sermon (Complete) by Heather Melton https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/gratitude-proper-20-2017 Sermon (Complete) by Heather Melton Topics: Gratitude , Parable , Thankfulness , God's Love Source: Sermons That Work In this sermon on the vineyard laborers from Matthew 20:1-16, Heather Melton discusses God’s unconditional love and the importance of the transformative discipline of gratitude as recognizing the goodness in God, ourselves, and others. 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. Do You Really Want Fairness? Devotional by Barnabas Powell https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/faithencouraged/2015/03/do-you-really-want-fairness/ Devotional by Barnabas Powell Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this reflection from the Orthodox tradition on Matthew 20:1-16, Barnabas Powell analyzes our misplaced understanding of fairness. 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. First and Last Drama by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/09/readers-theatre-matthew-20-1-16.html Drama by Christine Longhurst Topics: Worship Planning , Scripture Reading Source: Re-Worship This is a four-voice readers’ theatre setting of Matthew 20:1-16, where Jesus teaches that the last will be first and the first will be last through the parable of landowner's wages. 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. Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard Image by John Sturt http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=115440&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, and those who worked all day complain that the others received the same wage. Engraving based on Matthew 20:1-16 by John Sturt (1658-1730). Wording the Sunday Sermon Practical How-To by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/wording-the-sunday-sermon Practical How-To by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. Topics: Preaching , Language , Sermon , Story Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Using multiple examples from published sermons, this audio workshop by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. identifies, discusses, and recommends certain features that characterize excellent, well-worded Sunday sermons. 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. Preference Requested for James and John Image by John Sturt http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=13796&referrer=preachingandworship.org Image by John Sturt Topics: Parable Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive In Matthew 20:1-16, James and John's mother asks Jesus to allow one to sit at his right hand and the other at his left in his glory. Engraved by John Sturt (1658-1730). Fairness is a Fantasy! Devotional by Barnabas Powell https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/faithencouraged/2020/03/fairness-is-a-fantasy/ Devotional by Barnabas Powell Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this reflection from the Orthodox tradition on Matthew 20:1-16, Barnabas Powell analyzes our misplaced understanding of fairness. We Are All Equal Recipients of God's Gifts Commentary/Exegesis by Karl Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1046 Commentary/Exegesis by Karl Jacobson Topics: Parables , Forgiveness , Coveting , Equality Source: Working Preacher Karl Jacobson’s commentary on the parable of the laborers in the vineyard in Matthew 20:1-16 argues that this parable is primarily about coveting God’s ability to forgive and reflects on theme of reversing expectations. Choosing Joy Sermon Starter/Outline by David J. Lose http://www.davidlose.net/2017/09/pentecost-16-a-choosing-joy/ Sermon Starter/Outline by David J. Lose Topics: Joy , Social Media , Gratitude , Sabbath Source: In the Meantime Reflecting on Matthew 20:1-16, David Lose writes that no joy comes from comparisons, but only envy and resentment and bitterness or, occasionally, a shallow and superficial pride. He invites us to practice gratitude, Sabbath, and vulnerability. Employer or Patron Devotional by John J. Pilch http://liturgy.slu.edu/25OrdA092114/theword_cultural.html Devotional by John J. Pilch Topics: Culture , Parable , God Source: The Sunday Website Examining the parable in Matthew 20:1-16, John J. Pilch contrasts how the landowner would be seen from a Mediterranean perspective and an American perspective, using the language of employer and patron. Prayer of Confession Element of Worship by Thom Shuman https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/09/prayer-of-confession-september-18-2011.html Element of Worship by Thom Shuman Topics: Grace , Prayer , Confession , Mercy Source: Re-Worship A call to reconciliation, prayer of confession, and assurance of pardon written by Thom Shuman, based on Matthew 20:1-16, focused on openness to the extravagance of God's grace. Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard Image http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=12318&referrer=preachingandworship.org Image Topics: Parable Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Jesus tells the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard to his disciples as the action takes place in the background (Matthew 20:1-16). 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. God's Purpose for Us Commentary/Exegesis by Ira Brent Driggers https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=143 Commentary/Exegesis by Ira Brent Driggers Topics: Parables , Work , Gift , Kingdom of God Source: Working Preacher Ira Brent Driggers, in his commentary on Matthew 20:1-16, argues that the parable of the laborers in the vineyard is primarily about the kingdom of heaven and reflects on how everything is a gift from God. Parable and interpretation? Article by Steve Thorngate https://www.christiancentury.org/blog-post/sundays-coming/parable-and-interpretation-matthew-20 Article by Steve Thorngate Topics: Parables , Equality , Interpretation , Generosity Source: The Christian Century In a context of scarcity, it’s important to be first. But the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard in Matthew 20:1-16 suggests that God operates out of abundance. Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard Image by Otto Elliger http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=112766&referrer=preachingandworship.org Image by Otto Elliger Topics: Labor , Parable Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive This engraving by Otto Elliger depicts Jesus’ parable of the workers in the vineyard, where each worker is paid the same amount regardless of how long they worked in Matthew 20:1-16.

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