CONFLICT OF THE AGES
Jesse M. Hendley
Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43
Now friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to Matthew 13:24-30;36-43. Jesus said at the end of this passage in verse 43, "Who hath ears to hear, let him hear." It means, "if you are capable at all of understanding spiritual truth, listen to what I am saying here."
The greatest words in this world are the words of the Lord Jesus Christ. He tells us in "The Sermon on the Mount" that the person who takes His words and lives them is building on a rock that will stand the test of the face of God. The one who does not know His sayings and does not do them is building on sand and, sooner or later, his life will crash. The most important thing for every human being is to hear what He says. The proof that we love Him is that we read what He says, listen to what He says, and do what Jesus Christ says.
I have been to the cross. I have seen Him die for me. Therefore, He has every cell in my body from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. We have gotten so mixed-up with churches and the religious system we have built that we have lost Christ in the middle of it. Christ is what it is all about. The buildings, the music, and all the rest will pass away. Jesus is the One Who really counts.
"Jesus Teaching the Multitude"
I want us to think back 2,000 years ago and see Jesus with a multitude of people by the Sea of Galilee and He is teaching them. Though we are picturing the scene in our minds, this is not fantasy. We are dealing with reality in the words of Jesus.
How would you like to sit at the feet of Jesus Christ and hear Him teach? Do you think He would be teaching the things of earth and time or the sinful things that are being poured out into the ears of our young people in school and on the television? He taught divine truths, eternal truths, truths of value.
"Tares Among the Wheat"
Verse 24-30, "Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The king ...
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