Right? In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. In the first place, it shouldn’t have even been there with leaves on it, because it was only April, and fig trees, though they bloom twice a year, the early fruit doesn’t come until May or June. They are doing their thing. Many people have been turned off of Christianity because they have watched the lives of those in the Church and saw that often they don't live what is preached. Enter your email address and we will send you instructions on how to reset your password. You ought to put a circle around it in your Bible and see if it is being applied in your life. tares and weeds/We reap, with toil and pain/Nothing but leaves!/Nothing but leaves; memory weaves/No veil to hide the past/As we retrace our weary way/Counting each lost and misspent day/We find, sadly, at last/Nothing but leaves!/And shall we meet the Master so/Bearing our withered leaves?/The Savior looks for perfect fruit/We stand before Him, humbled, mute/Waiting the words He breathes/’Nothing but leaves?’”. Listen, you have to understand a little bit about fig trees, and I know as little as anybody, so I’ll tell you what I know. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see whether perhaps he would find anything on it. It wasn’t fig season. He said, “You couldn’t do it because of your unbelief. What you’re seeing now is just some preliminary activity. One of the most graphic forms of prophetic communication in the OT was the object lesson. He would be able to make it all work out the way it was supposed to. In a way, you could almost think of meeting under a fig-tree as the biblical equivalent of meeting at a Starbucks. It is believing in God as God has revealed Himself. “How soon is the fig tree withered away,” they said. b. But the genuine Christian is almost hard or impossible to find. The first thing, cleansing the temple, was a denunciation of their religion. b. He was teaching and saying, “Is it not written,
All rights reserved. It’s reminiscent of Old Testament passages. – you’re cursed. He was hungry. Jesus gave clear instructions to the early disciples. To repeat: Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. Having faith is trusting in the revelation of God. And we saw them in the very special, holy place, the holiest place that they believe they have in their land, the place where they think they have access to the Holy of Holies, the escape hatch where the priest could get out when he got out in the Holy of Holies and wanted to get out and get cleansed and get back in without the people knowing. Jesus cleansed the temple, and thus He denounced their religion. Sometimes we don't produce that kind of fruit, but we have a loving and forgiving God. 3. People would often walk by a fig tree and pluck off a fig and munch away as they strolled on. The completed registration allows us to send order and donation receipts to the email address you provided. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, when thou goest out.” And further blessing is pronounced all the way down to verse 14. And you go to John 15, verse 5, and it says, “Every branch that abides in Me brings forth much” – what? For the fig tree to be in a vineyard, it was planned and nurchured. And it has been a patient pronunciation. The rulers were very angry with Jesus, and they plotted to kill him. Sermon for Lent 3C: Repent, Towers Are Falling And Trees Are Fruitless. Now, we’ve already seen the cleansing of the temple – dramatic, dramatic scene. Like this fig tree, the nation of Israel has a deceptive appearance. Now, remember, as we approach this portion of Matthew 21. (For the theological significance of this “intercalation,” see Overview, 11:15–19.) They were amazed. Picture Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. That is why Mark interjects his account of the cleansing of the temple between the cursing of the fig tree and the discovery of the withered tree the following day. But you have made it a den of robbers.”
I invite you to take your Bible and do that. The fruit of the fig-tree was good and sweet; and so people would often go to a fig-tree to sit back, relax, and reflect while munching away at a fig (John 1:48). The, “Hosannas to the son of David, blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord” rang throughout that city, as they hailed Him as their Messiah, their long-awaited King, the one who could raise the dead and had demonstrated that by raising Lazarus, and whom they believed would now come as the conquering hero to throw over the Roman yoke and liberate the children of Israel from their bondage. A very big event. Now, Jesus, then, on Monday, when He rode in, listened to the accolades and the hosannas and accepted the coronation, fickle as it was. What a symbol of what was coming to Israel. Infuse into the deadness of their life Thy living power through Christ, that they may bear fruit and not be cut down and cast into the fire like so many Judas branches. And the Lord is saying, “Look, I want you to know that You have this power. And it’s not mustard seed; it’s something else. And they’re going through religious motions. The design of the temple included a place for Gentiles to congregate because God had called Abraham, the patriarch of the Jewish people, to be a blessing to ALL nations. The court of the gentiles was meant for the gentiles to be able to be present in the Temple so that they could come to know and fear the Lord. What we’re seeing now in Israel is not the regathering of the nation prophesied in the Bible. So, the presence of fig trees are the mark of the prosperity of the land, the absence of fig trees, the mark of the judgment of the land. The lesson of the tree applies to Israel, symbolized in the OT as God's fig tree. And then, Lord, for those of us who are fruit-bearing Christians, but who have never really been faithful to persistent prayer and therefore never seeing Your power the way we could see it, call us, O God, by Your Spirit to a more faithful prayer life, through greater diligence. We think God builds His Church by better plans, by better ideas, and we fail to realize that where God really wants to reveal His power is through persistent prayers of His people. And many of these people, around their waist, they wear the right little tassels that hang down to identify themselves with the law. The Parable of the Fig Tree Mark 13:28-31; Luke 21:29-33 32. learn a parable of the fig tree] More accurately, learn from the fig-tree its parable, the lesson that the fig-tree teaches. First of all, it’s spiritual. I don’t know if you know it, but in Jewish literature, a rooter up of mountains was a metaphor for a great spiritual leader. In verse 6, the Lord here speaks a parable, “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard. And this is a principle for the disciples. Then, right after the teaching and application of the parable, He said, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels … The life cycle of a fig tree is similar to the spiritual life of an individual. Meanwhile, when the crowd gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, he began to speak first to his disciples, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy. But when He got there it says He found nothing on it but leaves only. “And they marveled” – it says in verse 20. Fig trees were everywhere in those days. 32, 33). But it may have been that He had been praying. Palestine was a land of fig trees. American King James Version ×). Somebody wrote, “Nothing but leaves; the spirit grieves/Over a wasted life/Or sins committed while conscience slept/Promises made, but never kept/Hatred, battle, and strife/Nothing but leaves!/Nothing but leaves; no garnered sheaves/Of life’s fair, ripened grain/Words, idle words, for earnest deeds/We so our seeds – lo! It may have been that somebody specially cared for that, or it may have been that God just had that tree bloom a little early. Why? The fruit of thy body, the fruit of the ground, the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy cows, the flocks of thy sheep, thy basket, thy kneading trough. Right? Blessed shalt thou be in the city, in the field. We are going to be studying three more parables before we leave this series on … “And I looked for it to bring forth grapes, and it brought forth sour berries. Not about rituals, judging and making money. Brian Donovan The Fig Tree What has been created is a political state, but they’re still cursed. He wants the swing and says, "Get off the swing, Twinky." In fact, in Zechariah 3:10, I believe it is, the promise is that someday in the kingdom, every man is going to sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree. c. So they turned the court of the Gentiles into a market place that served the purpose of selling sacrificial animals for temple use. That’s how small and how isolated it. The Fig Tree Parable. But this fig tree was unlike most fig trees. b. Jesus would often accuse the religious leaders of hypocrisy. He's swinging on a swing in the school playground. We’ll praise you in Christ’s name, amen. And they were awed by that, verse 20. Because what do you want? And so, when He comes, just after He’s been inaugurated King, He does two things immediately. They are preserved, but they’re not blessed. The second day, when they came back in by the same tree, they saw that it was already dead.” It wasn’t dying; it was already dead. And it’s little wonder that they reacted by hating Jesus Christ and wanting Him dead. And ma we not eliminate the power that is ours through prayer by reasoning away things, by developing a theology which says, “You’re going to do what You’re doing to do anyway, so why bother?” But, O God, may we leave the resolution of things that we can’t understand to you. And so, if you are living a lie, if you are masquerading as one who is religious, but there’s no fruit in your life, you’re damned; you’re cursed. Lord, if there are some in our fellowship – and we know there are – who have nothing but leaves, whose lives are devoid of fruit, who shall meet the Master, bearing their withered leaves while He looks for perfect fruit, and stand before Him humbled, mute, waiting the words He breathes, “Nothing but leaves?”. There is the promise of a King coming, the one who would reign supreme. This morning we continue with our sermon series on the parables of Christ. Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you. On Sunday morning, a great multitude from the city move out because the word is out that Jesus is, in fact, in Bethany. He said, “Learn the lesson of the fig tree.” We don’t know if Peter, James, John, or any of the earliest disciples understood what he meant. If you have faith and don’t doubt, you’ll not only be able to do things like that, but you could say to this mountain” – and that would no doubt refer to the Mount of Olives – “‘Be cast into the sea’” – and the sea that was on the backside of that would have been the Dead Sea, 4,000 feet down – “You could say to this mountain, ‘Dump yourself into that sea,’ and it would be done.”. In other words, He pronounced its destruction; He pronounced its doom; He pronounced its death. a. They are still looking for a military leader. He comes to the tree, finds only leaves, and says unto it – verse 19, in the middle of the verse – “Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward forever.”, Mark 11, recording the same incident, says that Peter said He cursed the tree. Let’s call this the predicament. The fruit of the fig-tree was good and sweet; and so people would often go to a fig-tree to sit back, relax, and reflect while munching away at a fig (John 1:48). He would be able to bring together all the disharmonious factions of society. Continue reading Jesus of Nazareth Meets Nathanael of the Fig Tree – A Sermon on John 1:43-51, Epiphany 2B. But we need to stop at this point. On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. a. And He has in mind not only Israel but particularly Jerusalem, which demonstrates this holy zeal for God’s name, which busily engages in religious activity, all utterly fruitless. c. Hypocrisy is one of the top ten objections that many people have against the Church. In fact, it’s so big that it’s almost painful. Verse 18, “Now in the morning, as He returned into the city, He was hungry.” Now, we’ll stop there for a moment. b. And this is his whole message constantly to his people. Their worship had become an exercise of hypocrisy. ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? The Fig Tree The Fig Tree, of course, is not a literal tree, fig or otherwise. After clicking 'Register', you will receive an email with a link to verify your account and to complete your registration. In fact there are some Orthodox Jews in Israel who do not recognize the State of Israel. It has a pretense of fruit, but no fruit. And you can get all tangled up in the sovereignty of God, and then you can make your prayer life literally impotent. What power. For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”. I want that. Do you think there’s a connection? Well, in their own way, they’re right. And upon entering the temple, He said, “This is a den of thieves; it should be a house of prayer.” And He proceeded to cleanse the temple. And, you know, a lot of folks start their prayer – oh, great faith – and they don’t get an answer in the next 24 hours, and… phist. This is similar to John – to Matthew 17:20. Just as the owner of the vineyard gave the fig tree a second chance, God gives us a second chance too and it is important for us to know that we don't have to do it alone. We saw some of them. So, He says to them, “Let me tell you something, men. Church Seasons, Lectionary, Sermon. You should have had the faith of a grain of mustard seed.”, You say, “Now wait a minute. In fact, you go all the way back to Genesis 49:10, and you will see there that God promised, clear back in the first book of the Bible, that there would come a king out of Judah, and He would have a scepter, and that scepter would belong to Him as the rightful heir. This article is also available and sold as a booklet. But there’s a lesson that He wants to give to His disciples. They stripped the woods bare. Oh, surely they would have. That’s a profound lesson. The Messiah would come, and He would come in judgment. He warned his disciples about the Pharisees, but they are not the real problem. Do you see the connection? Coming to a fig tree in Israel isn’t that unusual. You can watch a teaching demonstration of this children’s sermon on our YouTube Don’t miss the Bible craft ideas for this same passage We post new sermons for kids every week with video demonstrations to help you prepare or to send to your church families Compare “The Waiting Place” from Sermons4Kids On Wednesday, He came again to the city of Jerusalem, and again into confrontation with the religious leaders. You go – we’ll be traveling along in the Jordan Valley, and jets are zooming a thousand feet over the ground, up and down. 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. And when the Lord saw the tree with leaves, it was amazing, because in Jerusalem, it’s too early for that. It may have been that He’d been in spiritual battle. And some of us have not received the blessing of God in our lives simply because we have not persisted in prayer. I’m weary of people without power. He will gather His wheat into the granary and burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. And I know God has a sovereign will, and I know God answers prayer sovereignly. 20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. Work in every heart this day. Because when He came in on Tuesday, and when He came in on the morning of Wednesday – on both of those two days, there was a fig tree that came into play. Then Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! I trust you examine your own heart in that regard. I preached this sermon at the First Congregational Church (UCC) of Lee, Massachusetts, on February 28, 2016 A fig tree in the Old Testament was a symbol of blessing, of peace, of abundance – and that was due both to the fruit it bore and to the shade it gave. then hear in heaven your dwelling place, and do according to all that the foreigner calls to you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your people Israel, and so that they may know that your name has been invoked on this house that I have built. Because when He came in on Tuesday, and when He came in on the morning of Wednesday – on both of those two days, there was a fig tree that came into play. Well, I believe, because I believe.” Faith is placing confidence in something you know that is true. So, instead of overthrowing their enemies, in a sense He denounces them. You couldn’t do it because of your unbelief. But in order to share faith one must live by faith, and forgive others no matter what the offence. It was too early for the fruit to have died. The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. It was coronation day, at least His earthly coronation. But that is the essence of His humanness. What power. f. There is a direct link between the cursing of the fig tree and the cleansing of the Temple. If Allah say we have a holy war, we have a holy war, we have a war.” So, they don’t know what Allah’s going to say. The beginning and the end help us to understand the middle. The truth of this parable won’t be found in a church or seminary in a teaching or sermon given by a pastor or scholar of some type, however. The acceptable year of the Lord was really over, and He was pronouncing judgment. It was a denunciation of their worship. He hungers for our holiness: he longs that his … Verse 22 – by prayer.
Instead of becoming a conqueror, He was a confronter. That’s that ridiculous stuff that you hear being propagated today, “Well, if you have enough faith, you can have everything.”, I heard about a pastor yesterday who claimed a whole piece of property for his church. Verse 19, “And when He saw a fig tree along the way, He came to it, found nothing on it but leaves only” – stop there. It is amazing that Jesus was able to pack so much activity into a seven day period of time. Help Grace to You bring important resources like this to people in your community and beyond, free of charge. Jesus' parable of the barren fig tree in Luke 13:6-9. Oh, that’s obvious. The Everliving Story: The Parable of the Budding Fig Tree (Dr. Jerry Harmon 12/06/20) - Sermon Videos This message was preached by Dr. Jerry Harmon at Grace Bible Baptist Church located at 1518 N. Rolling Road, Catonsville, Maryland 21228 (410-788-6132). It’s not saying, “Well, you know, I’d like to have that, and if I have enough faith, I’ll get it.” No, no, no. You don’t get an answer, so you quit. If you've ever driven that way, you will have noticed the many, huge fig trees along the roadside. So the temple would sell them at a premium price because people needed them. He's swinging on a swing in the school playground. And what about God’s sovereignty? “And as we ask in prayer, believing, we receive.” Oh, not that we may consume it on our lusts, because James 4:3 says we won’t get those kind of things. Oh, what a mystery: the divine God, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He gets hungry. He uses anything and everything to teach spiritual truth, and He does it here, too. Now listen, you obey, you’re blessed; you don’t obey, you’re – what? It is in the morning. c. He stresses the need for true forgiveness and how forgiveness is the starting point of genuine faith, and answered prayers. Life for them is reduced to the basic things: survival and defense. Hosea 9:10. A Sermon Delivered On Sunday Morning, March 20, 1870, By C. H. Spurgeon, At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. The people of this nation are in a covenant relationship with God, and they might outwardly appear to observe his Law. That is the first principle. In other words, the faith that we must have in prayer is not faith in our ideas. He wants the swing and says, "Get off the swing, Twinky." Why let it cumber the ground?’. It just never had any. In fact, in Micah 5:2, it says He would be born in Bethlehem, but His goings would have been of old from everlasting. Thus, instead of merely cursing and killing a lowly fig tree, Jesus is saying that Judaism itself is cursed and will die off — “dry up at the roots,” as a later passage explains when the disciples see the tree the next day (in Matthew, the tree dies immediately). There’s a principle that they need, too. And may we obey what we do here and understand. Petition. He accomplished much during those seven days and not a single moment was wasted by our Lord. “When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, ‘How soon is the fig tree withered away!’” It died that fast. That’s what our enemies want to do to us again; remember that. Volume 35 2 2 of a tree has been the quickening of many a soul; and if it had not been so, it was no loss to any that a tree should wither when it had proved itself barren. Log In
© 2021 Grace to You. And He got on that colt, the foal of an ass, and rode triumphantly into the city of Jerusalem before the hosannas of the people, the palm branches that were thrown in His way, the garments that were thrown down, upon which the animals walked. A sermon on the parable of the fig tree. And if it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.’” Give it a little more time, Lord. a. God's forgiveness, His love and ultimately His judgment. And here the Lord says, “If you really believe God wants that and God can do that, then let’s see the exercise of your faith in persistence. Now, the Jews believed that their King would come and would be a military leader; would save the State of Israel, if you will, from Roman bondage; would bring about a prosperity that was promised in the Old Testament. I’m a King, but not the kind of king you’re used to.”. And if my faith will grow, and grow, and persist, and persist, and persist, I’ll see the power of God. The Parable of the Fig Tree Dan Rodgers Matthew 24:32-44 ILLUS: When my wife and I drive down to the Delta, instead to taking Highway 5 and turning off at Highway 4 to Rio Vista, we enjoy taking the river route. And I warn you that if you’re life is a life of leaves without fruit, you are cursed and doomed just like the nation Israel was. The following sermon is based on John 1:43-51. So, the eternal God would be born a King, coming into the world to establish Himself as rightful ruler. And they’re cursed. We watched all of this, and all this religion going on all around, and you’re just overwhelmed with the fact that it’s all without any righteous fruit. The Fig Tree … Please respond to confirm your registration. a. Jesus teaches his disciples a lesson in what life looks like serving God. That’s not mustard seed; that’s not getting stronger, and bigger, and larger. 27Then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in a cloud' with power and great glory. Not because we ask in our name, because John 14:13 and 14 says it has to be in Christ’s name. Hadn’t Mary, Martha, and Lazarus provided food for Him? Mark says, in Mark 11, that it was not the season of figs. So to say, “If you have faith and doubt not,” is to say that God is able and will do what He says He will do, then you can see it done. Okay? So, everybody went out and cut down all their trees. Devastating. With all my heart I want that. Without power. And it is still so. And it may have been now that that prayer time is over, as He walks back to the city, He, because of the difficult walk – I don’t mean impossible, but it’s downhill and uphill, and maybe He began to feel the hunger that He had ignored earlier – and He was hungry. The Withered Fig Tree Sermon #2107 Tell someone today how much you love Jesus Christ. And the Lord wants to use this to teach them something. And so, Jesus, no doubt, enjoys specially the rest that He finds in the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. “‘Cut it down. b. You’ve got the same power.” And He turns it into a lesson about prayer for them, that you can see the same power working if you believe. We went down for the sacred lighting of the first candle of Hanukkah against the wall. And surely they would have provided that. Israel as the fig tree. That’s not a very happy message to give them, but that’s the fact, because they continue to reject the Messiah. I want the best that God wants for this church. Instead of talking about revolution, He talked about righteousness. Matthew isn’t so concerned with the chronology as He is with the point, the message of the fig tree, and that ought to be our emphasis as well. And may we pray for mountains to be cast into seas. The owner of the estate is God. At a distance, Jesus sees a fig tree with leaves, and being hungry, He approaches it hoping to find some fruit, since a fig tree often produces figs earlier than it produces foliage. You see, fruit is always the indicator of salvation. Then in verse 15, “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee: cursed shalt thou be in the city, in the field, thy basket, thy kneading trough, the fruit of thy body, the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy cows and the flocks of thy sheep. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. But until then, they’re so paranoid about that, that they are student up in a perfect condition to accept a contract with the Antichrist, who will bring them a moment of deliverance, a moment of prosperity, a false security. Several times they said, as we visited the Holocaust Museum, “And that’s what our enemies want to do to us again. a. b. A great teacher may do far more than destroy a tree, Mark, the author of the book, adds the comment that "it was not the season for figs" (). Like grapes in the wilderness, I found Israel. He laid the ax at the root of the tree, and He did it because there was nothing but leaves, nothing but leaves. Big Idea: Jesus cleared the temple so ALL people could hear about God, we are called to a purpose that is all inclusive. “And when He saw it, He came up to it and discovered that it had leaves only.”. Jesus represented change that would affect their bottom line. Parable of the Fruitless Fig Tree – Luke 13:1-9 By Ron Latulippe on August 12, 2012 Download MP3 Tags: ... SERMON NOTES. Someday the people are going to be redeemed, and then they will know what it is to be at rest from their enemies. 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