Today we gather amidst the fresh, cooler air of Autumn and begin the month of October. The Gospel lesson today is another parable from Jesus where a vineyard owner sends his son to work and he is killed. Does that sound familiar? God sent His Son, Jesus, into the vineyard of our world, and we had him killed.
However, that is not the end of the story!! That's what the word "Gospel" means--Good News! The Good News for us is Jesus defeated death and now is with us in Spirit as we continue through the Pentecost season. Jesus often uses the parable technique to teach the disciples back then, and for us today. I will focus the message today on this season of Autumn and Paul's letter in Philippians "This one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind, and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal of the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus."
God be with you until we meet again!
Pastor Doug Givan