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Summary: What would happen if unfruitfull christians were treated like other things that are useless? God did’nt save you to warm the pew. Jesus got angry with the fig tree that did’nt bare fruit and cursed it so that it died. Maybe if we faced death we would b

HEY, I THOUGHT I PLANTED A FIG TREE

Matthew 21:18-20

Intro: What do we do when something doesn’t work ?

1. Put it to the side

2. Get mad and…

3. Get rid of it

4. Try to fix it

I. THE TREE’S PURPOSE

A. To bear fruit

B. To feed the hungry

C. To multiply

II. THE TREE’S PROBLEM ?

A. It is not fulfilling it’s purpose

1. No spiritual fruit

2. No fruit of repentance

B. It is casting a large shadow

1. It is robbing others of the sun

2. It’s surroundings are suffering

C. It is robbing nutrients

1. Sucking up all the water

2. Taking up all the food

D. It is wasting space

1. What could be if it were gone

2. What tender plant is being suffocated

III. THE TREE’S FATE

A. Wither and die

1. Be unfruitful

2. Face the fiery furnace

B. engrafted

1. Be revived

2. Be renewed

3. Be reborn

Conclusion: They tell me that if you cut a pear tree off and engraft in an apple tree from that point upward the tree will bear apples. Christians are people who have had the old man cut off and the new man grafted on. Therefore, we are to bear fruit.

He wants you to bear fruit, He done the work in you so that you would bear fruit.

Not to cast a big shadow, suck the life out of others, and take up all the nutrients and not bear anything.

Jesus said those that don’t bear fruit will be cut off and cast into the fire. (speaking of our works)

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