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The Mystery of the Counterfeit Christians (2 of 8)
Series: Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.THE SOWING OF THE TARES
II. THE SIMULARITY OF TARES TO THE WHEAT
III. THE SURVIVAL OF THE TARES
IV. THE SEPARATION OF THE TARES FROM THE WHEAT
This morning I want to continue a series of messages that I began last week on the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. It is found in Matthew Chapter 13 and last week we began by looking at the mystery of the soils and we looked at four different kinds of soils and that soil which brings forth good fruit.
We said that a mystery is something that you cannot know through human wisdom. A mystery is something you cannot discover through education. It is something that only God can reveal to you by the Holy Spirit.
So Jesus wanting to conceal from those whose hearts were hardened to truth and wanting to reveal to His own followers what He was doing in the world gave what we call the Seven Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.
These mysteries are unfolded for us today in Matthew 13. Now the second of these mysteries has to do with the wheat and the tares. I guess perhaps one of the most famous sermons being preached today is the sermon by Dr. Bailey Smith on the wheat and the tare.
My sermon is not going to be exactly like his, but it is going to say essentially the same thing. It covers this parable as we look in God's word in Matthew Chapter 13.
Notice beginning in Verse 24 as Jesus speaks. The Bible says, "ANOTHER PARABLE PUT HE FORTH UNTO THEM, SAYING, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKENED UNTO A MAN WHICH SOWED GOOD SEED IN HIS FIELD:
BUT WHILE MEN SLEPT, HIS ENEMY CAME AND SOWED TARES AMONG THE WHEAT, AND WENT HIS WAY. BUT WHEN THE BLADE WAS SPRUNG UP, AND BROUGHT FORTH FRUIT, THEN APPEARED THE TARES ALSO.
SO THE SERVANTS OF THE HOUSEHOLDER CAME AND SAID UNTO HIM, SIR, DIDST NOT THOU SOW GOOD SEED IN THY FIELD? FROM WHENCE THEN HATH IT TARES? HE SAID UNTO THEM, AN ...
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