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Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, March 16th 7:30am
March 16 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Our March men’s breakfast is on Saturday, March 16th 7:30 to 8:30am. The menu will be the French Toast casserole, sausages, fresh fruit, coffee and juice.
For our program, we are going to look at the Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Matthew 21:33-42 or copied below) in which a landowner is poorly treated by his tenants who have leased his vineyard. As you re-read this parable, ask yourself the following:
- Is this story foreshadowing, or indicating, a future event? If so, what is that event?
- Jesus asks his listeners to predict what will happen when the landowner returns. How did his listeners reply?
- What did Jesus then say? (he is quoting Psalm 118) What could this possibly mean?
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
33 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. 34 When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce. 35 But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way. 37 Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.’ 39 So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40 Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.”
42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures:
‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord’s doing,
and it is amazing in our eyes’?