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The parable of the tenants

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Still in the temple, in his last week, Jesus told a parable of a vineyard and its tenants. The parable was about Israel, and supremely about himself. It was a parable of warning of coming judgment. Those he was speaking to did not listen to the warning, and they faced the judgment. But the parable speaks some of the same truths to us today. Will we listen? Are we ready?

Passages:Mark 12:1-12
Date:September 12, 2010
Series & Preacher:Gospel of Mark, David Anderson (Grace Baptist Church, Eldoret, Sunday Morning)
Tags:last week, mark, parables, tenants
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Mark 12:1-12

1And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. 2And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. 4And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. 5And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some. 6Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. 7But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. 8And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. 9What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. 10And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: 11This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 12And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way. (KJV)

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