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We Must Be a Fruitful People (6 of 7)
Series: MAKING A LASTING IMPACT
Mark 11:12-14, 20-21
I've been talking about making a lasting impact because we want to be a church that's makes a lasting impact on our generation. We want to be individuals that make lasting impacts upon people about us. We want our lives to count. We don't want to just live and die and draw a breath and draw our salary and when it's over, there is nothing that we can show the Lord Jesus. There's nothing we can lay before him.
We make a lasting impact by being a visionary people, by being a witnessing people, by being a praying people. Today I want to speak on making a lasting impact by being a fruitful people.
Mark 11:12 -14; 20-21 – (12)And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
(13)And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
(14)And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
(20)And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
(21)And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
Now, in this chapter, the Lord Jesus Christ is on His way to Jerusalem. He set His face toward the cross. Jesus is going to fulfill the Father's purpose in Hi Life. His hour has come. So, the things that Jesus said during that last week before He went to Calvary are some of the most important verses in all the Bible. This occurs after the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
It is now the next morning and Jesus and His disciples, as they are there on the Mount of Olives, come and see a fig tree.
Now, in the previous verses, Jesus displays His deity. He enters into Jerusalem in the triumphant entry, He knew all about that ...
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