- Dr. Ed Stetzer
- The Joy of the Gospel, Together
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You Can't Redo Life
Parables that help us get it right the first time.
Bitterness is one of the greatest stumbling blocks in our walk with God. Jesus told this parable to help us grasp both the sin of an unforgiving spirit, and its cure. This parable contains five life-changing lessons.
On the surface it appears that Jesus is lauding unfairness. How shall we interpret this parable? Is the reward salvation? Will everyone be rewarded the same? Did those who came late, work harder than the early birds? Three Powerful Lessons emerge.
Jesus frequently told parables about money, sometimes stressing good investments and sometimes emphasizing faithfulness and its rewards (as this parable shows). Here we have four dramatic scenes.
While at a banquet, Jesus used the occasion to tell a parable about a more important banquet to which people were invited but refused to come. Then a second and third invitation went out to a larger, more diverse population.