Short Stories - Part 1: "Wheat and Weeds"

Series: Short Stories

Jesus shows us a picture of a good and growing field tended by a farmer. The enemy comes to sow in some weeds, and the farmers’ servants are rightly upset! They want to root out the evil, but the farmer says to be patient, that the time will come for the weeds to be collected and burned, and the crop harvested safely. We feel the angst and pull of a world that is sowed with evil. What do we do about it? If God is real, why doesn’t HE do something about it? Jesus shows us a different way to look at how we live in this world as we wrestle with the tension of what is, and the desire for what could and should be.

Speaker: Michael Wright

June 2, 2022

Michael Wright

Youth Pastor

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Short Stories

Part 1: “Wheat and Weeds”

June 2 & 5

 

Matthew 13:24-26

Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

 

Our job is to bear fruit.

Matthew 13:27-28

“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?’ “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.

Matthew 13:28-30a

“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest…

 

Matthew 13:30b

…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.’”

 

Jesus is just, and He is just what we need.

 

This week:

  1. If you’re in the wrong role, step out.
  2. Consider, how will I bear fruit today?

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