10-8-17 - God Declares Me Righteous Through Faith in Christ!
Preacher:  Pastor David Schultz


Matthew 21:33-46

33 [Jesus said:] “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who
planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and
built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. 34 When
the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his
fruit. 35 And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and
stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they
did the same to them. 37 Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will
respect my son.’ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves,
‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ 39 And they
took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 When therefore
the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They
said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the
vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.” 42 Jesus
said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone that the builders
rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous
in our eyes’? 43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from
you and given to a people producing its fruits. 44 And the one who falls on this
stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”
45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived
that he was speaking about them. 46 And although they were seeking to arrest
him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.