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Matthew 13:24-30
24 Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 "The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?'
28 "'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?'
29 "'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'"


1. KINGDOM

  • KING
  • LAW OF THE LAND
  • SUBJECTS
  • ENEMIES
MAN = JESUS

2. Wheat = Christians
Weeds = Christians
Enemies = Satan
Harvesters = Angels
Harvest time = judgement day
Barn = Heaven

3. Q: What most enemies try to do to us?
A: Ruin you, oppose your work, bad propaganda, destroy you.

4. Q: Are most people aware daily that Satan is planning to ruin them?

5. The Weeds and the Wheat look identical. (Bearded darnel) until harvest when their fruit is revealed.

Q: So spiritually what distinguishes the weeds from the wheat?
A: Fruit

6. Q: What Bad fruit does God not want us to bear?
A: Selfishness , sexual immorality, racism, drunkenness.

7. Q: What good fruit?
A: Other Christians, helping the poor, prayer, repentance.

8. Matthew 13:30
30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'"

Q: What do you learn from this verse?
A: Judgement day will right all the wrongs, OJ will be punished / acquitted, Hitler will be punished.

Now let see how close we were

Matthew 13:36-43
36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."
37 He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.
38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,
39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
40 "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.
41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.
42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.


Q: Are you a weed or Wheat?

Q: Do you want to change?

God has set it up so we can be transformed from weed to wheat.