2. stony places (no root--tribulation or trial then is offended)
3. among thorns (care of the world/riches) Obedience:
1. Good ground ( accept, fruitful, either 30, 60 or 100 fold.)
Parable of the Wheat and Tares: define parts and sum up the story
Wheat=gathered first: the righteous
Tares = corruptions of church sown by enemy. Let wheat and tares grown together until harvest (or end of the world) when destruction of wicked occurs. Wheat and tares roots intertwine so can’t pluck out one without the other.
Good Samaritan: general idea
-imagery more powerful due to Jewish-Samaritan antagonism.Application- true charity is no respecter of persons.
Rich Fool (Luke 12): general idea
Rich man talks about expanding his barns, but on the morrow, is soul will be required.
The farmer’s foolishness lies in the fact that wealth cannot guarantee the future; the Day of Judgment arrives sooner than expected.
Fig Tree, story, moral, and parts
Owner wanted to cut down tree, gardener pleads: one more year! Then if it brings not forth fruit, then chop it down
Offers listeners one last chance for repentance; highlights the urgency of this. Owner = the Father
gardener = Jesus
fig tree = Israel/us
the parable of the Unclean Spirits
old habits gone, evil spirits will return quickly and harshly if we don't fill the void with good things.
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