Sermons tagged #Fig
Luke 13:  And he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.  And he said to the vinedresser, 'Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?'  And he answered him, 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure.  Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'" (ESV) Published 112623@1435
In Matthew 21, Jesus was angry. Now, how could this be? What could possibly make gentle, loving, patient Jesus so upset? What could cause Him to flip tables and to make a scene? In today's study, we'll consider both the circumstances and reasons for Christ's anger. Questions That We'll Answer: A) Who were the money-changers in the temple? What were they doing? B) How does this event relate to the time Jesus cursed a fig tree? C) What does it mean for God's temple to be a 'house of prayer?' Website: www.fpcgulfport.org
Pastor Dana brings the message from God's Holy Word. He concludes the series on "The Olivet Discourse" with a message on "The Parable of the Fig Tree". The message is based on the New Testament Gospel of Luke, Chapter 21, verses 29-38 (Luke 21:29-38). Open up a Bible and get ready to follow! Please let us know if you have chosen to follow Jesus after viewing or listening to this sermon! We want to welcome you to the family of God and give you a Bible and pray with and for you! If you have a need for prayer, please contact our church office. People on our prayer and ministry teams would be glad to pray with and for you! Our contact information can be found on our website at https://pittsfordcc.org/
In this part of Mark's Gospel, we are shown that what was going on in Jerusalem at the time was empty ritualism, not living faith. Jesus looked for the little berries on the fig tree that would have proceeded the flowers and fruit, but He found none – and so He cursed it. Then He walked into the Temple in Jerusalem. It was an externally beautiful building, but the interior was corrupted with greedy people who had set up a marketplace and were talking advantage of even the poorest of God's people. Sadly, this still goes on today. It is God Who needs to be worshiped, not we who need to be entertained. Jesus was righteously angry at all this. Just like the fig tree, He found no spiritual fruit within the glorious and beautiful Temple. After seeing the dead fig tree again, He used this as an opportunity to teach His disciples a lesson about faith. He was not saying that the Lord will just dump blessings on you if you pray hard enough. But God did move heaven and earth to procure the forgiveness of our sins. Do we believe that? Jesus came for us to have a living faith, not just a trust in signs and symbols.
The Gospel of the Kingdom - Message 100 - By What Authority? - Matthew 21:18-27. A Curse and a Question prove to demonstrate by what authority Jesus is acting as He has during His entry into Jerusalem and His purification of the Temple. To the shock of the religious authorities, Jesus denounces them and their religion (fig tree, temple) instead of denouncing their enemies.
Today we're taking a closer look at the twenty-fourth chapter of the Book of Jeremiah. If you found this resource to be a blessing to you today, please share it with someone you know, and consider taking a moment to leave a comment and tell others what you found edifying. Also, don't forget to like and subscribe on YouTube so you'll never miss a new broadcast; and feel free to visit my website, ChristianFamilyReformation.com, for inspiration and encouragement in your family's walk with the Lord. May the Lord inspire you to live life today in light of eternity… Seize the day for Jesus Christ!
Today we're taking a closer look at the thirty-eighth chapter of the Book of Isaiah. If you found this resource to be a blessing to you today, please share it with someone you know, and consider taking a moment to leave a comment and tell others what you found edifying. Also, don't forget to like and subscribe on YouTube so you'll never miss a new broadcast; and feel free to visit my website, ChristianFamilyReformation.com, for inspiration and encouragement in your family's walk with the Lord. May the Lord inspire you to live life today in light of eternity… Seize the day for Jesus Christ!
Jesus did more than cleanse the temple – He replaced it with Himself! Rampaging against false worship. (v.15-16) Teaching about the true temple. (v.17) Reacting in two opposite ways to the new temple. (v.18-19) How does this impact what we believe? What was causing Jesus to do this? Psalm 69:9 Why do we get surprised at the anger of Jesus? Rev. 6:16 When should church be for prayer for all? Isaiah 56:7
Mark 11:12-14, 20-25 and 13:28-31 The Lesson of the Fig Tree Our Lord's dealings with the fig tree teach us about Himself. Only leaves on the fig tree = only buyers/sellers in the temple = only busy activity in the church. No fruit means not being what God designed us to be. (11:12-14) We are designed to be people who trust God, talk to God, and forgive others; all our fruits come from these roots. (11:20-25) Remain aware of the nearness of Christ and the trustworthiness of His Word. (13:28-31) What is the main lesson we supposed to learn? What is the fruit for Christians? Galatians 5:22 Who are fruitless trees? Jude 1:12 How should we respond to doubts? Heb. 11:6 James 1:6
The subject of this whole passage revolves around a literal fig tree which Jesus came to, and was looking for fruit from, when He and His disciples were coming out of Bethany during the week before the Passover week. What Jesus did in relation to this tree forms the basis of all of the valuable teaching that He gave to His disciples just shortly before He went to the cross. I would like us to think about Jesus' intention here. I want you to consider with me, His power to wither; His power to remove all those things which will ultimately not bear fruit for Him. That is His intention for both believers and unbelievers. For unbelievers it will mean the withering of all that they hold to so strongly now, in their sin and error. And for believers this withering will be a means in God's hand to sanctify and to purify a people for His own possession; a people who will learn how to pray, and who will learn to trust, that God will do great things for them.
"Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee." Whatever happened under that fig tree it was something that only Nathanael knew about. The fact that Jesus knew about it was enough to convince Nathanael He was the Son of God. That is what every sinner realizes before he truly repents of his sin and follows Jesus. He knows all about our past and everything we have done. Jesus next told Nathanael that he would see greater things than these. Jesus also knows all about our future and when we understand that in truth it gives a new dimension to salvation.
This message considers Jesus' saying: "Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Mark 11:23-24. We must consider the contexts in which Jesus states it. Jesus gives this saying on two separate occasions- the healing of the demonized boy who was rendered mute and deaf, and this occasion of his curing the fig tree. What is the big deal about the fig tree that Jesus cursed It? We consider Jesus' saying in the broader context of Mark's gospel narrative and Jesus' visits to the temple the week before he is crucified. To understand Bible verses we must interpret them in context.