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A Journey Through the Gospels

Brooks Chevaillier

Brooks Chevaillier

Hello! My name is Brooks, and I have two amazing brothers, Forrest and Hunter, and two incredible parents, Charles and Terrie. Some things that you should know about me are that I love to be outside, I love Tom Hanks movies, and I love to be with friends. Also, in the sixth grade I almost got sent home from a Watermark retreat for climbing on the roof of our hotel. Thanks to David Penuel, I was spared, and since then Watermark's student ministry has been a huge blessing in my life. 

February 12, 2016

HARVEST TIME: THE WEEDS AND THE WHEAT


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Matthew 13:24-43

The Parable of the Weeds

24 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds [1] among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants [2] of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”

The Mustard Seed and the Leaven

31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

33 He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.”

Prophecy and Parables

34 All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable. 35 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet: [3]

“I will open my mouth in parables;
I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.”

The Parable of the Weeds Explained

36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, 42 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 13:25 Probably darnel, a wheat-like weed
[2] 13:27 Greek bondservants; also verse 28
[3] 13:35 Some manuscripts Isaiah the prophet

MEMORY VERSES

Matthew 15:8

This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me . . . .