March 6 – Chronological Gospels
“Come, follow me.” — Jesus (Matthew 4:19)
We are following Jesus through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, wrapping up on Easter on April 1st. We’ll be hopping around the four gospels for a chronological perspective of Jesus’ life on earth. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
The Parable of the Tenants
Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. 2 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 4 Then he sent another servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him shamefully. 5 He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they beat, others they killed.
6 “He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’
7 “But the tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 8 So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.
9 “What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others. 10 Haven’t you read this passage of Scripture:
“‘The stone the builders rejected
Empty Acts | Dyea Rowland
All acts are empty if we do not love God first. This scribe couldn’t have said it better.
It is so easy for me to get my priorities out of order, like loving You first. It’s easy for me to do things in my flesh thinking that is what You would have me to do, instead of loving You first. It is easy for me to feel good about something that I think You would approve of, but it’s empty if I am not loving You first. I want to love You with everything, just as You have commanded.
Father, sometimes it is not easy for me to love. I know those are the times that I am not loving You first, and those are the times when my acts become empty. Clean me up, put me straight, so I can love just as You have commanded. In Jesus’ name…Amen.
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