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Jun 19, 2022

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

Passage: Matthew 21:33-46

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Category: Expository Book Study

Earlier in his ministry Jesus is very guarded in his presentation of the Kingdom, not wanting to enflame the religious leaders to the point of action. In the Parable of the Tenants and Jesus’ application to the Jewish leaders it is clear that he is now turning the heat up full blast. Jesus will use this parable to speak of a transfer of authority from the Jewish leaders to the Messiah and His people. Some misinterpret this text to indicate that God has replaced Israel and transferred all of the promises to Israel and the Jewish people to the Church. We will grapple with this “replacement theology” as we unpack the meaning of this parable.