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Parable of two sons asked to help

Two sons are asked to work in their father's vineyard.
Contributed by Richard Gunther
Jesus often told parables to make people think. This is a parable Jesus told to help us think what obedience means. – Slide 1
‘What do you think?’ asked Jesus. ‘There was a man who had two sons.’ – Slide 2
He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ <br/>‘I will not,’ the son replied. – Slide 3
But later he changed his mind and went and worked in the vineyard. – Slide 4
The father went to the other son and said the same thing. ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ <br/>The son answered, ‘I will.’ – Slide 5
But having said he would work the son did not go to the vineyard. – Slide 6
Jesus asked, ‘Which of the two did what his father wanted?’ <br/>Who do you think obeyed his father?’ – Slide 7
The crowd answered, ‘The first son.’ <br/>Jesus then said, ‘People who started life behaving badly are turning to God and obeying Him. It is important to turn to God and do what He says. – Slide 8
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