The Need to be Fruitful
25 April 2021 AM – Luke 13:1-9 – Parables21 – Scott Childs
Introduction: Read Luke 13:1-9. I recently planted our winter vegetable garden. I fortified the ground with nutrients. I chose what to plant. I chose where to plant each plant. I water the plants. I pulled a couple of struggling plants and replaced them with stronger plants. I am the master of my garden.
In our parable today, Jesus describes an unfruitful fig tree. The owner appears to represent God and the vinedresser the Lord Jesus.
While some believe the parable applies to the nation of Israel, it more likely has a personal application in it for every one of us.
Transition: Notice with me how the parable teaches us the importance of bearing spiritual fruit.
The Reasoning of the People (v.1-5)