Contributed by Eric Carey-Holt on Feb 16, 2003
Jesus was responding to news about a calamity Luke 13:1-5. He was told of how Pilate (the Roman governor) had killed some Galileans (Jews from Galilee, the same region Jesus was from), and had anticipated the thinking of those who brought Him this news.
THE BARREN FIG TREE—Luke 13:6-9
As we were making our way through the parables of Jesus as recorded in Matthew’s gospel, we noticed several that were directed toward the nation of Israel in particular. "The Two Sons", this speaks of the rejection of John the Baptist- Mt 21:28-32.