Posts Tagged ‘Lessons from the fig tree’

Luke 21:29-33 You Will Know

ALL His promises are true!

Today we are sitting at Jesus’ feet on the Mount of Olives as He continues to share about the end times. He chooses to use a parable to illustrate His point in our reading. The fig tree seems to be a favorite with Jesus and He uses it on more than one occasion in His teachings. This lesson deals with knowing the signs of the approaching end.

We looked at this parable in both Matthew and Mark. In Matthew the blog was titled “Lessons From The Fig Tree.” Not very original, but hey, it works. In that blog we looked at the different meanings for the phrase “this generation” that Jesus refers to in His story. I still have no more insight now than I did then on His actual meaning. Feel free to pop over and read the possibilities others suggested for us. Read more »

Mark 13:28-31 You Know He is Near

The Seasons; illustration by white spirit wolf

God ordained seasons. illustration by white spirit wolf

We are continuing with Jesus on Mt. Olivet. He has been answering His disciples’ question of what are the signs of the end of the age. He has shared quite a bit of information with them. Now He uses a parable to sum up the waiting.

We also looked at Jesus’ words in this context in Matthew in the blog titled “Lessons From the Fig Tree.” In that article we looked at the different interpretations concerning the “this generation” statement Jesus made. I have no more insight on that point than I did last time, so let’s not go there today. Feel free to check out what we discussed earlier though.

Today I would like to look at the seasons instead. When Jesus is referencing the fig tree He likens His approaching return to the approaching summer for the fig tree. Why do you think that is? I have a couple ideas I would like to share. Read more »