Scripture warns against hypocritical judgement, wrong-criteria judgement, impatient judgement, and no judgement. This message will address the subject of pre-mature judgement. (Message #1 in the Judgement series)
The parable of The Wheat and Tares is the
second parable that Jesus explains to His disciples.
In it, Jesus contrasts the wheat and the tares,
the householder and the enemy, the final end
of both in the fire and the grainery.
Jim Snyder, elder at Christ Reformed Church
continues his adaptation of Herman Hanko's book,
"The Mysteries of the Kingdom:
An Exposition of Jesus' Parables" in this message.
Ruth works hard gleaning, and Boaz takes notice. Boaz approaches Ruth and tells her to work in his fields, and no to worry he would protect here. Then Naomi tells Ruth when the harvest is over to go to the threshing floor and lay at Boaz feet, to tell him to be her kinsman redeemer. Boaz promised to make things happen at the gate.
Today we're taking a closer look at the twenty-first chapter of the Book of Isaiah.
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Open borders, corruption at the highest levels of government, the weaponization of agencies...it is enough to make one discouraged! Don't be! The Lord has told us that His people would grow up alongside those who would be enemies, however, the Lord will set everything right on the day of His return, the day of Judgement. Serve Him then faithfully until that day!
Satan would sift you as wheat! But Jesus prays for you! For what? And why? This message will help you grasp that Christ's prayers are to keep us dependent upon Him. You will be encouraged by this Gospel message from an outstanding biblical counselor and minister of the Gospel.
The Gospel of the Kingdom - Message 79 - The Parable of the Wheat and Tares - Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. A rival seeks revenge against his neighbor and so sows seeds that are meant to cause a decrease and destruction of the yield of his crops. The lessons from this parable help us understand the world around us and our purpose as the church (wheat) living among the tares.
In our study, we see Jesus turn the Passover supper conversation toward Peter and demonstrate His foreknowledge, Omniscience and His love for HIs followers with prayer for Peter and, comparing Scripture with Scripture, we see His prayers for all of us.
Also Reference: 1 Peter 5:6-9, James 4:7-10
A SOWER WENT OUT TO SOW
TEXT: Mark 4:1-20
SUMMARY: The parable of the sower brings man face to face with the desperate condition of his heart, and with God's plan to change it.
I. WE SEE GOD SEEKING: "A Sower went out to sow."
A. The Symbols and Their Meaning.
B. The Spirit and His Work.
II. WE SEE THE NATURAL HEART REJECTING: "some seed fell…"
A The Seed Sown by the Wayside, v. 4, 15.
B. The Seed Sown on Stony Ground, vv. 5, 16-17.
C. The Seed Sown on Thorny Ground, vv. 7, 18-19.
III. WE SEE THE REGENERATED HEART RECEIVING: "but other seed fell on good ground…"
A. The Seed in Good Ground, v. 8, 20.
B. Thirty, Sixty, a Hundred Fold.
Jerry's class continues its study of John MacArthur's book; today's lesson deals with Jesus' parable of the wheat and tares, and the path by which outsiders (to the faith) become insiders. Tares in today's church are discussed, along with the means of discipline that are followed in reformed churches.
In living the Christian life there is a definite progression to maturity which leads to spiritual ripeness if we have consciously tried to learn from Christ and abide in Him and bear fruit to Him. According to the grace which God gives, this will eventually lead to full spiritual ripeness, the full head of grain. When the Lord sees that we have learned what He wants us to learn, and He sees that we have fulfilled the purpose for which He has called us, then He will put in the sickle.
This parable in the gospel of Mark seems to have been spoken by our Lord at the same time that he spoke the parables of the Sower, the Wheat and the Tares, and the Mustard Seed and the Leaven Parables, which are recorded in Matthew 13. Although this Parable was left out by Matthew, it is placed in Mark immediately before the Parable of the Mustard Seed. It gives us some further additional truths that our Lord would have us to understand about the growth of the seed; that is, the gradual growth in grace of a true Christian in relation to the word being preached to them. And, once again, it also has reference to the growth of Christ's kingdom world wide during this present Church Age.