The Kingdom of God

Here is the thing about God’s grace.  It is the same for everyone.  Some of us learn about Jesus and God’s grace at a young age.  We become great friends with Jesus and grow in grace and love, become strong Christians.  Others of us grow up hearing about God and maybe even going to church, but never really doing anything to get to know Jesus.  Then one day, something happens in our lives that propels us into a relationship with Jesus and we go all in, growing in God’s grace.  Then there are some among us who take nearly our whole lives to finally look at Jesus through serious eyes.  However, the grace and love that God offers is the same for all of these people.  One is not loved more than the other, God celebrates with joy whenever someone

Read: Matthew 20: 1-16

Questions to Consider:

  1. Is it fair in the Bible story that all are paid the same wage?  What is the link from the Bible story to the Grace of God?
  2. In the Bible story, what hour did you go out into the vineyard to work? 
  3. How can you be more hospitable to someone who is new in the vineyard?  Or if you are you new in the “vineyard”, what can you learn from those who have been in the “vineyard” longer?

Prayer: Lord, help me to look at my life as a gift from you and to use it to the best of my ability each and every day.  Let me be focused on loving you and loving others.  Amen. 


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