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The King's Vineyard

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I. The Parable of Rejecting the Son (33-41)

I. The Parable of Rejecting the Son (33-41)

Matthew 21:33–41 NASB95
33 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. 34 “When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce. 35 “The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. 36 “Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them. 37 “But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 “But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ 39 “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 vine-growers?” 41 They said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.”

A. Setting the Scene (33)

Matthew 21:33 NASB95
33 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.

B. Sending the Servants (34-36)

Matthew 21:33–36 NASB95
33 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. 34 “When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce. 35 “The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. 36 “Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them.
Matthew 21:34–36 NASB95
34 “When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce. 35 “The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. 36 “Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them.
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Notice the vine growers contempt for the owner despite the privileges that he gave to them and the goodness that he showed to them..

C. Sending the Son (37-39)

Matthew 21:37–39 NASB95
37 “But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 “But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ 39 “They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
C. Sending the Son (37-39)
Only Son

D. Return of the Owner (40-41)

Matthew 21:40–41 NASB95
40 “Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?” 41 They said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.”
Matthew 21:
Judgement and replacement
Based on
Based on
Isaiah 5:1–7 NASB95
1 Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. 2 He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine. And He built a tower in the middle of it And also hewed out a wine vat in it; Then He expected it to produce good grapes, But it produced only worthless ones. 3 “And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, Judge between Me and My vineyard. 4 “What more was there to do for My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce worthless ones? 5 “So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed; I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground. 6 “I will lay it waste; It will not be pruned or hoed, But briars and thorns will come up. I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it.” 7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.
They were to be the judge and jury.
They were to be the judge and jury.

II. The Application of Rejecting the Son (42-46)

Matthew 21:42–46 NASB95
42 Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, This became the chief corner stone; This came about from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes’? 43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it. 44 “And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.” 45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He was speaking about them. 46 When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.
Matt 21:42-4

A. He is the Stone (42)

Matthew 21:42 NASB95
42 Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, This became the chief corner stone; This came about from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes’?
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This is a claim to deity. He is the Son, the only Son of the Father. Greater than the servants the prophets.
Who are you building your life upon, who or what is your cornerstone? Yourself, religion, the opinion of man?
Psalm 118:22 NASB95
22 The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone.
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B. His Pronouncement (43)

Matthew 21:43 NASB95
43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it.

C. His Prophecy (44)

Matthew 21:44 NASB95
44 “And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.”
Daniel 2:44 NASB95
44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
What a claim! This is a claim to be the greatest ruler of history that will destroy all the other great empires of human history. Greater than Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and all of its off-shoots.
This is also a claim to deity.
What a judgement against these religious leaders. If they appose Him, they will be crushed into powder and scattered to the wind.

D. Their Understanding (45)

Matthew 21:45 NASB95
45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He was speaking about them.
They were the sons who said that they would do the father commanded, but then did not do it.
They were the vine-growers who killed the servants the prophets and ultimately killed the son of the vineyard owner.

E. Their Response (46)

Matthew 21:46 NASB95
46 When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.
Matthew 21:
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Daniel 2:44 NASB95
“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
NASB9542 Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, This became the chief corner stone; This came about from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes’? 43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it. 44 “And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.” 45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He was speaking about them. 46 When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.
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