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The Parable of the Vineyard: The story of God’s Power and Love

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In Mark the Parable of the vineyard involves a man who acquires a piece a land for himself. Like many people in that time he needed tenants to work the land for him. These tenants were allowed to stay on his land as long as they gave him some of their harvest. The landlord sent one of his servants to collect his share but he was beaten and sent back empty handed. So, then the landlord sent a second servant and he had the same fate as the first. After the third servant was killed the landlord had enough, so he sent his son to collect his share. Tenants saw the son coming and came up with the evil idea to kill him to collect the son’s inheritance. When the Landlord got news of what the wicked tenants did to his son, he went to them and destroyed them. The story of the vineyard really is an allusion to the power that god has to protect his holy land. Also when this parable was written tending to land was a common duty for the average citizen in Jerusalem, so it makes one ask themself how this parable has the same significances that it does now that it did back then. Lastly, the author’s literary style is a key factor into the impact that this story has on its audience. Mark’s account of the vineyard parable is significant in biblical teachings because of the writing style, the reasoning behind writing this story and the message it sends to those against Jesus.
The way Mark is written might possible be one of the key elements that make the parable of the vineyard so effective. The gospels have a synoptic relationship, in the fact that all four gospels contain the same information. Only a small percent of each gospel have original information to its text. Mark has three distinguishable differences from the other four parables told in...

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...gs to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Holy Bible, Romans 8:37-39).

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