What You Can See in a Tree by Steve Wagers

What You Can See in a Tree
Pastor Steve N. Wagers

(1) A SINFUL Man BEHIND a Tree-PROVISION of Salvation
(A)Man's Alienation from God
B) Man's Confrontation with God
C) Man's Determination by God
(2) A SEEKING Man UP a Tree-PURSUIT of Salvation
(A) A Great Desire
B) A Great Day
C) A Great Difference
(3) A SINCERE Man UNDER a Tree-PROSPECT of Salvation
A) His Doubts about Jesus
B) His Disbelief in Jesus
C) His Discovery of Jesus
4) A SINLESS Man UPON a Tree-PRICE of Salvation
A) Vicarious Atonement
B) Virtuous Atonement
C) Victorious Atonement
5) A SAVED Man LIKE a Tree-PRODUCT of Salvation
(A) Saturated by the Word
B) Separated from the World
C) Situated by the Waters

A little boy was punished, confined to his room, but he would always sneak out after his parent's went to bed. He would escape from his window, and then climb down an old fruit tree.

One day, his father told him that he was going to chop down that fruit tree because it had not borne any fruit for years. That evening, the boy and his friend bought a bushel of apples and, during the night, tied the apples on the branches of the true.

The next morning, the man could not believe his eyes. He said to his wife, "Honey, I can't believe it. That old tree that has been barren for so long is covered with apples. And the most amazing thing is that it is a PEAR TREE!

The Bible has much to say about trees. In fact, trees are often used as vivid object lessons to drive home a particular truth to us. Let's look at 5 of them and notice what we can see in a tree.

(1) A SINFUL Man BEHIND a Tree
(PROVISION of Salvation)

(Genesis 3:8)
"And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden."

Behind this 1st tree we see a sinful man, as well as the 1st prophecy regarding salvation in scripture.

(A) Man's ALIENATION from God

The cond ...


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