Theology and Teaching in The Parable of the Tenants in the Vineyard AO1

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  • Theology and Teaching in Parable of the Tenants AO1
    • Jesus is the Messiah and Saviour - the cornerstone of Christianity
    • K of G will ultimately be established because just as the capstone is rejected, Jesus is too
      • His Messiahship will become apparent in the end and the Kingdom will thrive
    • Obedience to Jesus is crucial for entry to K of G
    • Allegorical detail - God = landlord making promise with Abraham
      • Vineyard = Israel
      • Tenants = Jewish leaders
    • Jesus is the message of hope - brings the K of G
      • Divinity
    • Gods power shown as he throws out the tenants and gives the vineyard to the deserving
    • God sent prophets to remind them of their responsibility but they were all rejected
      • Jesus will be rejected - foreshadows Jesus' rejection as Jewish authorities plan to kill him
        • Kingdom taken from those who reject him
    • Universalism
    • Jesus has the authority to judge
      • "Therefore I tell you that the K o G will be taken from you and given to people who produce its fruit"
      • "Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushs"
    • Jesus' patient
    • Jesus is omniscient
      • Fulfilment of OT prophecy


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