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Psalm 84

The Rejection of the King


October 27, 2019


The Rejection of the King

Matthew 21:28-46

My Sermon Notes from October 27, 2019 Full Text: Matthew 21:28-46

5 28 又說:「一個人有兩個兒子。他來對大兒子說:『我兒,你今天到葡萄
園裡去做工。』 29他回答說『我不去』,以後自己懊悔,就去了。 30又來對
小兒子也是這樣說,他回答說『父啊,我去』,他卻不去。 31你們想這兩個
33 「你們再聽一個比喻:有個家主栽了一個葡萄園,周圍圈上籬笆,裡面挖
了一個壓酒池,蓋了一座樓,租給園戶,就往外國去了。 34收果子的時候近
了,就打發僕人到園戶那裡去收果子。 35園戶拿住僕人,打了一個,殺了一
個,用石頭打死一個。 36主人又打發別的僕人去,比先前更多,園戶還是照
樣待他們。 37後來打發他的兒子到他們那裡去,意思說:『他們必尊敬我的
兒子。』 38不料園戶看見他兒子,就彼此說:『這是承受產業的。來吧,我
們殺他,占他的產業!』 39他們就拿住他,推出葡萄園外殺了。 40園主來的
時候,要怎樣處治這些園戶呢?」 41他們說:「要下毒手除滅那些惡人,將
葡萄園另租給那按著時候交果子的園戶。」 42耶穌說:「經上寫著:『匠人
這經你們沒有念過嗎? 43所以我告訴你們:神的國必從你們奪去,賜給那能
結果子的百姓。 44誰掉在這石頭上,必要跌碎;這石頭掉在誰的身上,就要
說的。 46 他們想要捉拿他,只是怕眾人,因為眾人以他為先知。
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said,
‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ 29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed
his mind and went. 30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He
answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go. 31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the
prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show
you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the
prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him. 33 “Listen to
another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it,
dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers
and moved to another place. 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to
the tenants to collect his fruit. 35 “The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed
another, and stoned a third. 36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time,
and the tenants treated them the same way. 37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. ‘They will
respect my son,’ he said. 38 “But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This
is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’ 39 So they took him and threw him
out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes,
what will he do to those tenants?” 41 “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied,

“and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop
at harvest time.” 42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone
the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is
marvelous in our eyes’? 43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away
from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. 44 Anyone who falls on this stone
will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.” 45 When the chief priests
and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them. 46 They
looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held
that he was a prophet.
(馬太福音 Matthew 21:28-46)


Discussion Questions:
1. What prevents people from acknowledging their sins and receiving salvation thru Christ?
2. How do you understand self-righteousness?
3. How can a person be saved?

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