The Parable of the Vineyard.

One day, Jesus told his disciples a story about the workers in the vineyard. Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is like an owner of the vineyard who went out to hire workers to work in his vineyard. 

In the morning, he went out to find someone who would be willing to work in his vineyard for one penny a day and he found some workers for the morning.

About 9 o’clock in the morning, he went out again to hire some more people to work in his vineyard. He saw some people standing at the marketplace and he hired them.

The owner of the vineyard went out at 3 o’clock to see if he could get some more men to work in the vineyard and found some.

At about 5 o’ clock, he went out and found some more men standing around, why are you standing here doing nothing all day? They answered him “because nobody has hired us”. He told them, you go out to the vineyard also and you will get whatever is just and fair.

When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, call the workmen and pay them their wages, beginning with the last and ending with the first. Those that started at 5 o ‘clock came forward and received a penny each.

All the workers from the first to the last one got one penny for their wages. When the first workers came forward they thought they would get more, but each of them received the same. They were very unhappy and grumbled at the owner of the vineyard.

‘Why did you pay us all the same amount of money? We worked for more hours. And those whom you hired last and worked for only one hour got one penny as their wages too. It is unfair.’

The owner of the vineyard replied, ‘Didn't you agree to work for me for one penny? What is it to you if I wish to give the last man that I hired a penny for his work?’ Is it not my decision to give whatever I want to my workers? So the last will be the first. Likewise, the first will be the last.”

Downloads for Parable of the Vineyard.

With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. -----------------------Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. -----------------------I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day.Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.1) On adobe reader, select sign.2) Select add text.3) Type in verse or wording.4) Select file and save as

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Verses for the day.

Right-click to download vineyard verses picture.

Questions and answers.

Q. How much did the owner of the vineyard pay his workers?

A. One penny per day.

Q. What were the workers doing at the market place?

A. Stand around doing nothing because nobody has hired them.

Q. Were the men happy to all receive the same wage?

A. No, because some had worked longer hours than others.

Meanings of the Words.

Vineyard – It is a farm where they grow grapes.

Grumbled – people who are not happy with some thing or being upset.

Matthew 20:16

 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

 Matthew 20:4

And said unto them; Go you also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

Matthew 20:1

 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

Matthew 20:7.

They say unto him, because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go you also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall you receive.

Matthew 20:10.

 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.

Moral of the Story.

It does not matter how different we are, God loves us equally. His love for us is unconditional and His arms are always stretched out to receive us and to welcome us into His heavenly kingdom. No matter if we are young or old, we just have to accept Him as our Lord and Savior.

Coloring Pictures in the Vineyard.

parable of the vineyard coloring pages, parable of the vineyard coloring pictures
Right-click to download coloring picture of workers in the vineyard.
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Right-click to download vineyard coloring picture in the marketplace .
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Right-click to download vineyard unhappy workers picture.

The Parable of the Vineyard ~ Craft .

parable of the vineyard craft, grapes craft, wine craft
Right-click to download vineyard craft.

Material needed.

Colored cardboard paper, green or purple, scissors, pritt(glue), colored markers, 

and plan on web site.

Right-click to download vineyard craft method.
parable of the vineyard craft, grapes craft, wine craft
Right-click to download vineyard craft completed coloring picture.

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Rewards in Heaven.

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The Parable of the Light.

The Parable of the Lamp.

The Parable of the Mustard Seed.

The Parable of the Talents.

The Parable of the lost sheep.

The Parable of the good Samaritan.

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant.

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Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your Bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons. 

The stories are not word for word out of the Bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them. 

These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your Bible to add or take away. At the bottom, there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.

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