The Rule of Grace

Series: The Gospel of Matthew

The Rule of Grace

February 21, 2021 | Paul Duppenthaler

Nothing about Jesus parable about the workers in the Vineyard makes sense according to the ways of the world. You pay people for the hours they work. That's fair. The problem is that Jesus rewards everyone the same for leaving everything to follow Him. But the payment is so extravagantly more than anyone deserves that it's okay. Jesus goes by the Rule of Grace... not mere fairness. He's more than fair. Listen in!

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The Rule of Grace

Matthew 19:27-20:16 NIV 

BY GRACE, MANY WHO ARE LAST .

Matthew 19:28 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. 

WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE; NOT BY WHAT WE DO BUT .

Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. 

GOD’S JUSTICE AND LOVE ARE RECONCILED .

Rom. 3:26 (God) is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. 

“Divine love triumphed over Divine wrath by Divine self-sacrifice.”  —John Stott 

 

3 LESSONS FROM THE PARABLE OF THE WORKERS IN THE VINEYARD 

  1. DELIGHT IN THE GRACE OF GOD: IT’S .

Genesis 15:1 “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” 

  1. REJOICE WITH THOSE WHO REJOICE: .

Romans 12:15  Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 

  1. THE WORLD’S RULE OF SUCCESS IS .

1 John 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in the world.
If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.
 

Do you know anyone who needs the grace of Jesus Christ?
 

Anyone who is trying to make it to heaven on their own merit apart from Christ?

 

Series Information

In our continued study of Gospel of Matthew, we see how God’s promises in the Hebrew Scriptures to bring salvation to his people Israel and to the whole world are being fulfilled with the coming of Jesus the Messiah. Our response to this joyful news should be to go into all the world and make disciples of Jesus the Messiah.

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