Think about what God has given us. He’s given us a world with everything we need—not just to survive, but to thrive, to find joy, purpose, and fulfillment.
What does God get in return? Violence, murder, selfishness, and rebellion.
Now think about God’s response to all that. Jesus told a parable about people who take God’s world and refuse to acknowledge him. God’s response is amazing.
When the owner of the vineyard sent his servants to collect what he was owed, his servants were met with increasing violence. First a beating. Then a murder. The murder by stoning. We can’t help but think of the treatment Jeremiah and so many of God’s prophets received at the hands of their own people.
What was God’s response?
He sent more servants! He kept reaching out to rebellious people. God’s patience is unparalleled. His love is overwhelming!
But sin doesn’t stop so easily. God kept sending servants. And the people kept dealing out violence the rebellion.
And what was God’s response to that?
He sent his only son. He knew what would happen. He knew that people would reject, abuse, and murder his beloved son. And he would take that barbarity and use it to redeem people. Only God can do that!
At the end of the parable, Jesus left a warning. Anyone who opposes him will come to a wretched end. Since Israel’s leaders refused to repent, God’s kingdom would be taken away from them and given to people who produce fruits of faith.
Now the kingdom is ours. Let’s live by faith and serve God with all the gifts he’s given us.
Quarterly Voters’ Meeting is this Sunday Oct. 18, after our 10 am Worship Service.
Men’s Breakfast is this coming Monday at 9am in the Church Basement. A Stewardship Committee Meeting will be held directly after at 10:15.
Lunch Bunch Will be getting together on Wed at noon in Peshtigo at Luigi’s
The PTO is looking for some volunteers!!!
We are looking for any volunteers who are willing and able to meet at the school with a sturdy rake!
We are looking at raking up some of the wood chips to help fill in the holes around the playground equipment.
Don’t have a rake? Don’t worry the school has a couple that you can borrow.
If you are willing and able please meet on Sunday, October 18th from 2:00 pm- 4:00pm (it may not take 2 hours)
Our rain date is set for: Sunday, October 25th from 2:00pm- 4:00pm
Many hands make for quick work!