On many occasions Jesus showed us the magnitude of God’s love and plan. But he showed us in story form. We will look at a series of parables – a series of stories - Jesus used in Luke 15 and 16 to trace the power and grandeur of God’s love for all of us.
In a recent podcast we looked at the parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin, both found in Luke 15. While these parables are hard to understand Jesus said his followers would be able to. The clear message? God’s love for humanity is genuine, preplanned and eternal! How do these parables help spell out this plan? Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
Equal pay for equal work. When you hear that statement, you think – who wouldn’t think that is a good idea? Who in their right mind would argue against such a thing? Did Jesus teach us a contrary lesson to this principle of equality? When we read the parable of the workers in the vineyard, it sure seems to be teaching that God cares more about playing favorites than about treating people equally. Is that really the lesson that Jesus is teaching here?