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The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

posted Feb 19, 2018, 7:21 PM by Joseph Tee   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 6:40 PM ]

Matthew 13:24-30

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Jesus in same Chapter of the Book of Matthew, explained what this Parable means in Mark 13:37-42... 

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Now, which of the 2 groups do you belong? Are you a church goer that comes to church cause you feel good or simply want to stir trouble? Or are you a True Worshipper of Jesus Christ who serves with a sincere heart and mind?

The Parable of the Seed

posted Feb 16, 2010, 3:23 AM by Joseph Tee   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 6:29 AM ]

Mark 4:14-20

14 The sower soweth the word. 15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

This Parable talks about the group of individuals who were presented with the Gospel and responded accordingly to the message...
  1. By the way side person - This person heard the Gospel and was not interested, so Satan came and took the godly seed that was sown in his heart.
  2. On stony ground person - Likewise, this person heard the Gospel but did not trust it, so when troubles came, the godly seen sown was set aside.
  3. Sown among thorns person - This person believed and trusted the Gospel but did not live according to God's plan and purpose. So the person did not mature spiritually in his lifetime.
  4. Sown on good ground person - Finally, this person believed and trusted the Gospel and lived according to God's plan and purpose. A fruitful life was realized in this man.

Which type of individual do you belong in the group?

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