The Murderous Tenants (Renters) and the Loyalty of God: October 8, 2017

Oct 08, 2017   •   Matthew 21:33-46

I. Tragic Moments Exists in Life

II. God Has Good Intentions for Us

III. Bad Intentions Lead to a Loss of God’s Promise

IV. Loyalty to God is Our Path to Life


Suggested Lectionary Readings: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 and Psalm 19; Isaiah 5:1-7 and Psalm 80:7-15; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46


“The messengers of Jesus will be hated to the end of time. They will be blamed for all the division which rend cities and homes. Jesus and his disciples will be condemned on all sides for undermining family life, and for leading the nation astray; they will be called crazy fanatics and disturbers of the peace. The disciples will be sorely tempted to desert their Lord. But the end is also near, and they must hold on and persevere until it comes. Only he will be blessed who remains loyal to Jesus and his word until the end.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

“He that becomes protector of sin shall surely become its prisoner.”

Augustine of Hippo, City of God