Tares in the Wheat
17 January 2021 AM – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 – Parables21 – Scott Childs
Introduction: Weeds in a wheat field are not good. They steal nutrients and water that the wheat could use. They crowd the wheat making it difficult for it to grow. Often they are still green at harvest time making it more difficult for the combine to process the wheat. The combine must also sift the wheat to remove all of the weed seed. Modern equipment makes all this easier than it was in the first century. However, weeds in the wheat in Jesus’ day was a major problem.
Transition: In today’s parable, we have a true-to-life story, a single truth to learn and then several applications for our lives.
The True-to-Life Story