Matthew 22:1 - 22:14
In this talk, Steve Gregg focuses on two parables told by Jesus near the end of his life on earth, from Matthew chapter 22. The first parable compares the way Israelites viewed themselves as God's chosen people to a situation in which a man sends his son to the vineyard, and his son refuses at first but later changes his mind. The man then sends servants to the vineyard, who are abused and killed. The second parable depicts a king inviting people to a wedding feast, and when they refuse to come, the king sends servants to compel them. When they still refuse, the king becomes angry and sends his armies to destroy the offenders. Gregg explores the meaning of these parables and their relevance to Christians today.