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THE BARREN FIG TREE

 
Text: LUKE 13:6 - 9

  • \\ INTRODUCTION: *


THIS PARABLE REFERS PAIMARILY TO THE JEWISH NATION.


            1. PLANTED 1N THE PROMISED LAND


            2. CHRIST CAME SEEKING FRUIT.


ALSO GIVES A WARNING TO ALL OF US WHO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES AND DO NOT BARE FRUIT

I. THE ADVANTAGES THIS FIG TREE HAD


            1. PLANTED IN A VINEYARD


                        A) BETTER SOIL, MORE CARE, ETC


            2. THE CHURCH IS GODS VINEYARD


II THE OWNERS EXPECTATION FRUIT

            1 • HE SOUGHT FRUIT


                        A) HE CAME HIMSELF •• DO IT FOR GOD


                        B) LEAVES WOULDN’ T DO - ONLY FRUIT


                                    1. WHY ELSE HAVE A FIG TREE

 
III THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF HIS EXPECTATION

 
            1. HE FOUND NOT ONE FIG


                        A) SAD TO THINK OF ALL WHO ENJOY SALVATION AND DO NOTHING TO HONOR GOD.

 
            2. COMPLAINS TO THE DRESSER.


                        A) HE HAD BEEN PATIENT WAITING 3 YEARS


                        B) THIS TREE ONLY (V 7) “cumbereth it the ground”


                                    1. THOSE WHO DO NOTHING HURT OTHERS BY THIER BAD EXAMPLE


                                    2. THE OLDER AND BIGGER THE TREE THE GREATER THE SHADOW

IV THE DOOM PASSED UPON IT


            1. CUT IT DOWN DON’T LET ITS SHADOW CUT OFF THE LIGHT FROM OTHERS


            2. *LUKE 3:9


                        A) THE ROOT WHERE LIFE FLOWS FROM


                                    1. CUT OFF CHRIST’S BLESSING.

V IS THERE HOPE - THE DRESSERS INTERCESSION FOR IT*


            1. CHRIST IS THE GREAT INTERCESSOR

 
            2. MINISTERSARE ITERCESSQRS - THOSE WE PREACH TO - WE PRAY FOR

  • \\             3. *WHAT THE DRESSER PRAYS FOR


                        A) REPRIEVE - “LORD, LET IT ALONE THIS YEAR”

 
                                    1. THANK GOD FOR THE SPACE TO REPENT

  • \\                                     *2. PRAY FOR TIME FOR THE UNSAVED

                                  *3. PRAY FOR THE UNFRIUTFUL

  • \\             4. HOW HE PROMISES TO IMPROVE THIS TREE. . NOT ENOUGH TO JUST PRÀY - HAD TO DO *


                        A) HE WILL DIG ABOUT IT.

 
                                    1. LOOSEN AND SHAKE UP


                                    2. SOMETIME THIS IS WHAT IS NEEDED

 
                        B) HE WILL DUNG IT

  • \\                                     1. *WARMS AND FEEDS THE TREES ROOTS


                                    2. THE WORD AND PRAYER WARMS AND FEEDS THE SOUL

 
                        C) IT TAKE BOTH TO SAVE THE TREE – LOOSEN THE SOIL AND FEED THE ROOTS


CONCLUSION:


HOW DOES THE INTERCESOR LEAVE IT –  (V9) “And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.”

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