24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like (A) a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. (K) 35 So was fulfilled (L) what was spoken through the prophet:
The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast (C) (D)
33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like (H) yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds [a] of flour (I) until it worked all through the dough.” (J)
27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like (E) a mustard seed, (F) which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” (G)
5 THE PARABLE’S CHARACTERS
The owner of a field A field The good seeds (the wheat) The enemy of the owner of the field The weeds The owner’s servants The harvest The harvesters The fire The Barn
6 Summary of the Parable The owner of the field sowed good seed in his field. While everyone (servants) were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds (wild plant) among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
Presentation on theme: “THE PARABLE OF THE SEEDS AND THE WEEDS”— Presentation transcript:
12 SEEDS & WEEDS THERE ARE SEEDS AND THERE ARE WEEDS
THE SEEDS ARE SOWN BY JESUS CHRIST AND PRODUCE AND ADVANCE THE KINGDOM OF THE FATHER IN THE WORLD- They are good for the purpose of the Father and His Kingdom; they are called THE SONS OF THE KINGDOM THE WEEDS ARE SOWN BY THE ENEMY STRATEGICALLY AMONG THE SEEDS TO BLOCK THE ADVANCE OF THE KINGOM OF GOD- They cause sin and do evil; they are the sons of the evil one
7 The Servants’ Surprise
The owner’s servants realized that there were weeds planted in the field among the wheat; They asked the owner a question: ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
10 The Parable of the Weeds Explained
The owner: the Son of Man: Jesus Christ The field is the world The good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom The weeds are the sons of the evil one The enemy who sows them is the devil The harvest is the end of the age The harvesters are angels The fire: the hell The barn: the kingdom of the Father
"No," he answered, "because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn" (Matthew 13:24-30).
The specifics of this story would have made a lot more sense to Jesus’s original audience. When one farmer wanted to sabotage another, it wasn’t unheard of for them to sow bearded darnel into their wheat.
The servants want to help the farmer by uprooting the imposters, but they lack the sensitivity of the angelic harvesters. It’s not the job of the servants to make judgments about what is and isn’t actual wheat. Their job is to serve the farmer as He spreads the legitimate seed.
The concerned servants want to remove the darnel, but the farmer is afraid they’ll mistakenly throw out perfectly good wheat. He instructs them to leave the separation to the harvesters whose job it is to remove the darnel.
When Jesus first introduces the parable, He says, "The kingdom of heaven is like. "