Calvary Community Baptist Church of Northglenn
Transformed In Our Spirit
September 5, 2021

Transformed In Our Spirit

September 5, 2021

Text: Matthew 20:1-16


Have you ever wondered, “is this worth it?”

Matthew 19:27-30


They would not be the only ones to ask something like this:

  • John the Baptist – Matthew 11:2-3
  • Elijah – 1 Kings 19:4


Life’s circumstances do not always make sense to our limited view of the situation.

So Jesus offers an answer and a story to help lift their spirits.


  1. The

Matthew 19:27-30

So Jesus says two things.

  • First, Jesus says every sacrifice will not go unrewarded.
  • Then, Jesus explains that the when, the how, the what, and the why for the rewards may not be what we imagine.


  1. The

Jesus tells a parable.

  • He Recruits Workers

Luke 19:10  |  2 Peter 3:9  |  Ezekiel 33:11  |  1 Timothy 2:4  |  Ezekiel 18:23

Proverbs 11:30  |  James 5:20  |  Luke 14:23

  • He Rewards with Wages
  • He Responds to Whining


  1. The

The emphasis is not about the people or the rewards in the story. This parable is contrasting a right and wrong attitude in service.

Consider the attitude of the complaining workers:

  • They compared themselves  –  2 Corinthians 10:12
  • They focused on the pay
  • They were ungrateful


Now, consider the attitude of the master:

  • Kind to hire them and others
  • Gracious, because he gave each of them more than they deserve
  • Urgent to harvest
  • Fair in his rewards
  • gentle in his response


The attitude was the focus.

To the end I stay the course

   Whatever task both small and great

Trusting in no Earthly force

   Faithful to both serve and wait

Have you been faithful? Is your spirit right?

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