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Mark 11:20-26 Mountain Moving Faith

Lessons from a fig tree

Lessons from a fig tree

We are on the way back into Jerusalem again this morning with Jesus and His disciples. On the way Peter notices the fig tree from the day before. The withered fig tree is now about to serve a purpose greater than it could have ever known.

Let me start out by saying that I feel sorry for the fig tree. When Jesus approached it looking for fruit, it wasn’t the right season. I shared with you about the two fruit seasons the last time we looked at this lonely tree. We also discussed the quality of those two fruits. But why did it have to die? It was doing exactly what a fig tree was supposed to do, wasn’t it? Maybe it was for this lesson alone. Read more »

Matthew 21:18-22 Jesus and the Fig Tree

No one will ever eat of you again

No one will ever eat of you again

Jesus and His disciples are on their way back to Jerusalem after spending the night in Bethany. It was about a two mile walk back to town. In Mark’s account, Jesus encounters the fig tree that we are going to be talking about for the first time on the morning that He also cleansed the temple. For us, that would have been yesterday. But Matthew records the fig tree incident on the next morning. Matthew is kind of famous for condensing events. Since we are going through Matthew right now, we will talk about the fig tree today. We will be bringing some information in from Mark though in our discussion.

The first thing I want to know is why was Jesus hungry? I would assume that the hostess of where they were staying would have prepared plenty for everyone to eat before they left for Jerusalem. Was Jesus busy ministering to people and missed breakfast? Was His stomach Read more »