Entering God’s Kingdom
30 May 2021 AM – Matthew 21:28-44 – Parables21 – Scott Childs
Introduction: In Matthew 21:23-27, the religious leaders came to Jesus and asked Him by what authority He did His miracles and teaching and who gave Him that authority. Jesus agreed to answer them if they could first answer His question. He asked, “The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men?” He had trapped them. If they said John’s baptism was from heaven, Jesus would ask why they had rejected it. If they said it was from men, they feared the people would turn on them. Rather than directly answering their questions about His authority, Jesus told them two parables about entering the Kingdom of God, which is the spiritual kingdom that leads to heaven.
Transition: As we study those two parables, Jesus tells us how a person can enter God’s Kingdom.
The Parable of the Two Sons