Sermon Outline – February 21, 2016

“Parables : Mixtures”

Scripture Reference: Matthew 13: 24-30, 47-50

Introduction: Jesus was a Realist and He told us the absolute truth. Here He describes the kingdom as good and evil together.

I. Wheat and Tares (Matthew 13:24,27)

    A. Why is there evil in the world and in “the kingdom?” (Matt. 13: 24, 27)

  • “Tares” are not real Christians. (Matt. 13: 38, John 13:35)
  • “Tares” aren’t Jesus’ fault. (Matthew 13:24)
  • “Tares” are the work of the evil one. (Matthew 13:25)
  • Real Christians do exist alongside counterfeit ones. (Matt. 13:26)

B. A time of separation.(Matthew 13: 29-30)

  • Not our job! (Matthew 13:29)
  • Angels will (Matthew 13:30, 39-42)

*stumbling blocks (Matthew 13:41)

*lawlessness (Matthew 13:41)

*a furnace of fire (Matthew 13:42)

  • The Righteous will shine. (Matthew 13:43)

II. Good fish and bad. (Matthew 13: 47-50)

  • Now is the time for gathering. (Matthew 13: 47)
  • All kinds get caught. (Matthew 13:47)

*Don’t clean before you catch them.

  • A time of separation (Matthew 13: 49-50)

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