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The Teachings of Jesus - The Unfruitful Tree

Text: Luke 13:1-9

THE OCCASION

Report of Galileans killed while offering sacrifices

Report of a tower that fell and killed 18 people

THE (ERRANT0 ASSUMPTIONS When bad things happen it is a sign of God’s punishment

When things are going well it reflects God’s goodness

THE TRUTH PROCLAIMED

Rhetorical Question: Do you suppose they deserved it?

Unless you repent, You will all likewise perish

THE LESSON

BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO EVERYONE

Do not assume yo are blessed because of your goodness.

Do not assume that bad times are a punishment from God.

BUT – REPENT, because sinners WILL PERISH

The Parable of THE UNFRUITFUL TREE

A tree was planted but did not bear fruit

Ample time was given for it to bear fruit

The owner determined to have it cut down

The steward asks for one more year to make it fruitful,

and if unsuccessful, he will cut it down

THE LESSONS

God has an expectation of fruitfulness from us

We have been given ample time to be fruitful

God will not tolerate our fruitfulness forever

RENEW YOUR MIND

Your present circumstances are not always a

direct result of your actions, but your future circumstances can be impacted by your efforts.

CHOOSE THIS DAY Are you going to be:

A follower of Jesus, changing the world

one life at a time