Friday, September 29, 2006

Today's Christian clip art: The parable of the vineyard

Matthew 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19.
At the temple. Jesus told a parable of vineyard. A man was renting a vineyard and winery there. At harvest time, his servants went there to collect his share of fruit. But the renters beat one servant and killed another and stoned the third. The man sent more servants but the renters treated them in the same way. Finally he sent his own son, expecting them to respect him, but they killed him too.
Then, Jesus asked chief priests, "What would this owner do to the renters?". They answered "He will put those villains to death and rent the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his share of the harvest.". "Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to people who will produce its fruit."

The parable of the vineyard