The Rejection of Jesus


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On our journey through the Gospel of Luke, Jesus and his entourage are about to enter Jerusalem, so Jesus prepares his followers to comprehend the unfolding diving drama. Jesus shared a parable about a property owner (God) who leaves on a journey and entrusted his vineyard (world) to his tenants (God’s people). But when messengers (prophets) come, the tenants ignore the warnings and abuse them. Finally the owner (God) sends his own son (Jesus) but many people reject him and kill him. This parable clarifies the Gospel, highlights God’s grace for sending messenger after messenger to his people, and asks challenging questions. Do we live as God’s tenant stewards or act like owners? Do we reject the Son’s message when his teaching becomes hard to follow or countercultural?