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  • The Fig Tree

    Contributed by Tony Skaff on Mar 21, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,908 views

    What does the story of the fig tree teaches us?

    1stBBC The fig tree Mar 11:11-14 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve. And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: And ...read more

  • God's Fig Trees

    Contributed by James May on Oct 29, 2001
    based on 165 ratings
     | 20,878 views

    In the parable of the fig tree, the owner passed by the fig tree 3 times before he threatened to cut it down. How many times must Jesus pass by us before He finds fruit on our branches?

    Disclaimer: Due to the large amount of sermons and topics that appear on this site I feel it is necessary to post this disclaimer on all sermons posted. These sermons are original to the author and the leading of the Holy Spirit. While ideas and illustrations are often gleaned from many ...read more

  • Spiritual Fruit Or Religious Nuts?

    Contributed by Douglas Turner on Dec 4, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,161 views

    Lessons from the Withered Fig Tree

    A sign posted outside a church on Highway 110 outside of Tyler, Texas once read, “God is looking for spiritual fruit not religious nuts.” Unfortunately, religious nuts abound everywhere, but in and out of the church, but spiritual fruit is rare. The importance though of bearing spiritual fruit in ...read more

  • Palm Sunday Without Figs, But With A Clean Temple Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 56 ratings
     | 9,410 views

    Triumphal Entry, Fig Tree, Cleaning Out The Temple - all prophetic actions. Looks at how these stories interact for a greater prophetic meaning.

    Note to reader: (The individual stories in Mark 11:1-25 each have an important message when we look at them individually – when taken together they show us a far greater meaning in terms of prophecy. - May God bless you in your preaching.) A grand arrival; A cursed fig tree; Cleaning out the ...read more

  • Sunday Is Here, But Monday Is Coming

    Contributed by Peter Mclewin on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 7,096 views

    At the end of each day of the Holy Week, Jesus withdrew from the city and then returned in the morning with a fresh symbol of who He was. On Monday He used a fig tree to teach a powerful lesson about spiritual fruit.

    While in Israel last month (March 2001) I once again had the privilege of walking down the Mount of Olives in a manner similar to that which Jesus did so many years ago on Palm Sunday. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of that view of city. It is, without a doubt, the best approach to the Holy ...read more

  • Bearing Fruit

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Oct 9, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 15,822 views

    What happens when Jesus inspects your life? He cursed the fig tree because it didn’t bear fruit - why? And how do we bear fruit for our Savior?

    I have three fruit trees in my backyard. I would not call it an orchard – just three trees – a plum, a pear, and an apple. It’s not an orchard, nor am I an orchardist – or whatever you are when you have an orchard. I think my trees know it too – they get together every winter and say "how are we ...read more

  • God Doesn't Give Up Easily

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Oct 16, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,174 views

    We have to take seriously the judgment texts in the New Testament, but temper them with the parable of the fig tree. God goes to extraordinary lengths so that as many as possible can be saved. God says, "Give it one more year."

    God Doesn’t Give Up Easily October 16, 2005 Luke 13:6-9 Sam was a sad, small little boy and had lived a life that no one, especially someone so young, should have to endure. He had been the greatest joy his mother had known. She saw the sun rise and set in his eyes. But then, she had fallen ...read more

  • Are You Living In Your Grace Period?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 103 ratings
     | 5,441 views

    The question I want you to ask yourself this morning as we look at the parable of the fig tree is “Am I living in my grace period?” If you are, I hope that you will see your need and be motivated by God’s Spirit to allow Him work in you making you what y

    When I was in the insurance industry, I constantly had to deal with people seeking to maintain their policies perpetually in what they referred to as the policy’s grace period. A grace period is defined as the additional period of time a lender or an insurance policy issuer provides for a borrower ...read more

  • The Few, The Proud, The Chosen

    Contributed by Eric Bates on Jul 26, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,791 views

    This sermon on re-finding our place in the vineyard is set to be publshed in the Adventist Review on a future date.

    The greatest stress I ever faced in my “career” as a student was standing in a line on the polished gym floor with my classmates. Opposite the line were my two most athletically gifted peers chosen by Coach to select the kickball teams. The wait was agonizing as each “team captain” analyzed each ...read more

  • Bearing Fruit For Jesus Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on May 9, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 5,860 views

    We must perform what we promise and practice what we profess. When we do, God will give power through prayer.

    Bearing Fruit for Jesus Mark 11:12-14 & 20-25 INTRO.: The fig tree had a very important part in life and literature in the Holy Land in Jesus’ day. In fact, the Promised Land was described by Moses as a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey;" To live ...read more

  • Pretty Leaves

    Contributed by James May on Feb 13, 2006
    based on 40 ratings
     | 5,989 views

    Jesus is looking for more than a beautiful appearance. He is looking for fruit to fill the void in the Body of Christ.

    PRETTY LEAVES Pastor Jim May Matthew 21:18-22, "Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the ...read more

  • Destination - The Land Of Blessing

    Contributed by Mike Hullah on Sep 30, 2005
    based on 48 ratings
     | 4,371 views

    The Promised Land typifies the life of the believer in Christ. This sermon examines the seven food products of the land their spiritual meaning and their availability to every believer.

    A Land of Blessing Deuteronomy 8:7-9 For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills; 8a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; 9a land in ...read more

  • Faith, Fruit, And Answered Prayers Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,152 views

    Jesus wants fruit. Faith and prayer are supplied to us through him for this purpose.

    Mark 11 The final week of Jesus’ life begins with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem among cries of Hosana and blessing. This chapter begins on Sunday of that week and takes us through part of Tuesday as Jesus begins to force the hand of the religious leaders in Jerusalem. Jesus knows what ...read more

  • Nonbearing Fruit Trees?

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Dec 29, 2006
    based on 94 ratings
     | 16,441 views

    Is it strange to you, that we plant nonbearing fruit trees, and God cuts down nonbearing fruit trees?

    A NONBEARING FRUIT TREE? Traditionally, the New Year is a time of new beginnings. It is a time when we make a commitment to do better this year than we did on last year! Out with the old and in with the new. But, it won’t be strange to us, that the same problems and ...read more

  • Spared Another Year

    Contributed by Darron Edwards on Jan 8, 2001
    based on 450 ratings
     | 28,267 views

    Bearing fruit in the present tense of your life.

    SPARED ANOTHER YEAR "He spoke also this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit on it, and found none. Then he said unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and found none. Cut it down; why ...read more