The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds

THE LORD PRESERVES HIS CHURCH DESPITE MAN’S SIN Are you surprised that there are weeds in your garden? Of course not. In the same way we should not be surprised that there is sin and unbelief even in the church. Jesus sows what is good, but satan sows what is bad. Instead of being offended that there is sin in the church, we should be thankful that our sins are forgiven in Jesus. Instead of relying on human organizations which will fail, we should rely on Christ who will not.

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Jesus Prepares All Things That We May Have Life

This text is all about preparation. First Jesus prepares the very ones who hated Him to carry out His will and deliver him up to death. At other times Jesus withdraws. He withdraws from Jerusalem, he withdraws from the crowds when they seek to stone him or confront him, but that is only because it

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