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How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Parable of Laborers in the Vineyard

Date

November 24, 2019



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Parable of Laborers in the Vineyard

Matthew 20:1-16

My Sermon Notes from November 24, 2019 Full Text: Matthew 20:1-16

1「因為天國好像家主清早出去雇人進他的葡萄園做工, 2 和工人講定
一天一錢銀子,就打發他們進葡萄園去。 3 約在巳初出去,看見市上
還有閒站的人, 4 就對他們說:『你們也進葡萄園去,所當給的,我
必給你們。』他們也進去了。5 約在午正和申初又出去,也是這樣行。
6 約在酉初出去,看見還有人站在那裡,就問他們說:『你們為什麼整
天在這裡閒站呢?』 7 他們說:『因為沒有人雇我們。』他說:『你
們也進葡萄園去。』 8 到了晚上,園主對管事的說:『叫工人都來,
給他們工錢,從後來的起,到先來的為止。』9 約在酉初雇的人來了,
各人得了一錢銀子。 10 及至那先雇的來了,他們以為必要多得,誰知
也是各得一錢。 11 「他們得了,就埋怨家主說: 12 『我們整天勞苦受
熱,那後來的只做了一小時,你竟叫他們和我們一樣嗎?』 13 家主回
答其中的一人說:『朋友,我不虧負你。你與我講定的不是一錢銀子
嗎? 14 拿你的走吧!我給那後來的和給你一樣,這是我願意的。 15 我
的東西難道不可隨我的意思用嗎?因為我做好人,你就紅了眼嗎?』16
這樣,那在後的將要在前,在前的將要在後了。
1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire
workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into
his vineyard. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the
marketplace doing nothing. 4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will
pay you whatever is right.’ 5 So they went. “He went out again about noon and about three in
the afternoon and did the same thing. 6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found
still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long
doing nothing? 7“‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’ 8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his
foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and
going on to the first.’ 9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and
each received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to
receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11 When they received it, they
began to grumble against the landowner. 12 ‘These who were hired last worked only one
hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the
work and the heat of the day.’ 13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you,
friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the
one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want
with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ 16 “So the last will be first,
and the first will be last.” (馬太福音 Matthew 20:1-16)

 

Discussion Questions:
1. What is your motive in serving the Lord?
2. Do you trust God’s decisions and actions for your life?
3. How do you view the participation of others in the work of God?


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