This weekend at Eastbrook Church, as we continued the “Crossroads” series, I preached a message entitled “The Sent Son.” This message builds upon the previous weeks of the series (see “Lord of the Sabbath” and “The New Temple“) by exploring Jesus’ parable in Luke 20:1-19. This parable is sometimes known as the parable of the wicked tenants and at other times as the parable of the noble land owner. Either way, the parable’s central focus is really the sent son as a radical change of the prophetic metaphor found in Isaiah 5:1-7.
Also, join in with the daily devotional and reading plan for this series here.
The Sent Son and the Rejection of Authority (Luke 20:1-8)
The origin of John’s Baptism
The evasion of answering
The Sent Son and the Rejection of the Vineyard Owner (Luke 20:9-13; Isaiah 5:1-7)
A story about a story (Isaiah 5:1-7)
The owner, the farmers and the servants
The beloved son
The Sent Son and the Rejection of Inheritance (Luke 20:14-16)
The hunger for inheritance
The murder of the beloved son
The Sent Son and the Rejection of God’s Kingdom (Luke 20:17-19; Psalm 118:20-26)
A psalm for the King (Psalm 118:20-26)
The Sent Son as the King and Cornerstone