LUKE 20

2 Outlines

Luke 20:1-20

CONFRONTATION

 

In this passage of Scripture Jesus has a confrontation with the chief priests and scribes. They confronted him because they did not believe in Him.

 

THE STANDOFF - Vss. 1-8

They asked him what his authority was to do what he did. Vs. 2

He asked them if the Baptism of John was of God or man. Vss. 3-4

They refused to answer the question because they would have been in trouble whatever way they answered. Vss. 5-7

Because they refused to answer Jesus' question, He refused to answer theirs. Vs. 8

 

THE STORY - Vss. 9-16

Jesus told a story that clearly incriminated the Jewish leaders of His Day.

 

THE SCRIPTURE - Vss. 17-18

Our Lord quotes Psalms 118:22 in Vs.18.

 

THE SEARCH - Vs. 19

The leaders sought for a way to harm Jesus, but they could not for fear of the people.

 

 

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Luke 20:9-19

THE VINEYARD!

 

REALITY OF THE VINEYARD - Vs. 9

The vineyard in this parable is the nation Israel.

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE VINEYARD - Vs. 9

God made the leaders responsible for the care of the vineyard.

 

REBELLION IN THE VINEYARD - Vss. 10-15

When there should have Spiritual fruit there was none.

God sent messengers (prophets) to collect the fruit and they were persecuted. Vss. 10-12

God sent His Son and they murdered Him. Vss. 13-15

 

RETRIBUTION FOR THE VINEYARD - Vss. 16-18

The current responsibility for the vineyard has been taken away from the leaders of Israel and has been given to the church. Matthew 28:19-20

Jesus is the cornerstone (Psalm 118:22). The one who falls upon Him in faith is broken of self-righteousness and becomes a child of God.

In Judgment He will crush the one who fails to fall on Him.

 

Vs. 19 - Note that the leaders realized that this parable was spoken against them.

 

 

 

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