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Parable of two sons asked to help

Two sons are asked to work in a vineyard.
Contributed by Richard Gunther
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese
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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