Introduction: What is the significance of our inheritance? How can we live as those who have inherited?
Two men One Vineyard! 1 Kings 21:1-3 Now there was a man named Naboth, from Jezreel beside the palace of King Ahab of Samaria. One day Ahab said to Naboth, “Since your vineyard is so convenient to my palace, I would like to but it to use as a vegetable garden. I will give you a better vineyard in exchange, or if you prefer, I will pay you for it.” But Naboth replied, “The Lord forbid that I should give you the inheritance that was passed down by my ancestors.”
Naboth loved this land Wicked Neighbours ! Choice Wine Ancestral Inheritance Vegetables
Beware the distractions : Circumstances People Temptations Ourselves
Our costly Inheritance: How we respond to our inheritance will reflect on our life.
Living in our Inheritance: Part of the body of Christ Todays concept of ‘family’ can lead to confusion. Being grafted into the vine of Christ we can combat the pests! To ‘Abide’ with Christ is not just for Sundays.
Lessons from the vineyard: 1.Difficult growing conditions produce a better quality of wine. 2.Exposure to the Sun/Son produces more fruit. 3.Balanced pruning causes more energy to go into the growing of fruit rather than foliage.