The Parables Of Jesus
The Eleventh Hour Hire (Matthew 20:1-16)
It’s not unusual for people to get confused and even envious when someone who has lived a reckless life suddenly seems to have everything work out at the last minute. Ironically, for Christians, we’re actually to be confronted by the scandal of grace. Jesus presents us with this very challenge in His parable of the eleventh hour hire.
We all love stories. Ever since we were young. It’s the way we learn about who we are. So is it any surprise that Jesus uses stories to teach His children? And Jesus’ stories are so compelling that they are known throughout the world, both in and out of church. Much more than entertainment, Jesus' stories challenge all of us to continuously adjust our view of life, our thinking, and our way of living. For throughout the parables of Jesus, we are in fact being invited into a bigger story. His story.