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May 08, 2022

That's Not Fair!

That's Not Fair!

Passage: Matthew 20:1-16

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Category: Expository Book Study

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard is one of the most straightforward of all the parables. It is also one of the most difficult because it offends our sense of fairness. If you built your business using this parable as a model you would be despised by your employees and your business would probably fail. This should tell us that Jesus’ purpose is not to teach us a lesson on equity in the workplace. This parable teaches us that God’s Kingdom works differently than earthly kingdoms. It is not founded on fairness. It must be something more important than fairness. What might this be?