Resources on Matthew 20:1‑16

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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. 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. Manna Season Sermon (Complete) by Kirk Alan Kubicek https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/scene-matthew-proper-20-2008 Sermon (Complete) by Kirk Alan Kubicek Topics: Grace , Work , Generosity , Manna Source: Sermons That Work Kirk Alan Kubicek's sermon sees Jesus' parable of the laborers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) as advocating "manna season," a complete dependence on God's gracious provision of our daily needs. 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. 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. 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. 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). 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. Why Are You Jealous? Commentary/Exegesis by Augustine of Hippo http://liturgy.slu.edu/25OrdA092114/theword_journey.html Commentary/Exegesis by Augustine of Hippo Topics: St. Augustine , Parable , Eternal life Source: The Sunday Website This resource supplies commentary on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard in Matthew 20:1-16 by Augustine of Hippo. "The denarius stands for eternal life, in which all will have the same share." 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. 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. 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. 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. 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). 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). 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. Putting Food on the Table Sermon (Complete) by Richard Conrad http://torch.op.org/torch/putting-food-on-the-table Sermon (Complete) by Richard Conrad Topics: Parables , Family , Work , Charity Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars Richard Conrad unravels the implications of Jesus' parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). In God's economy, everyone has what they need to survive. Why not in our human economies, too? 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. 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. 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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