What You Can Expect

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Matthew 13 (Program 2425, Air date 10.30.11)

  1. YOU CAN EXPECT MANY TO REJECT THE GOSPEL
    1. Matthew 13:3-9
      1. Some seed fell by the wayside.
        1. Matthew 13:4
        2. The wayside was like concrete or cement.
        3. Matthew 13:19
      2. Some seed fell on stony ground.
        1. Matthew 13:5
        2. This ground had a sub-surface of stone.
        3. It was thin and meager.
        4. Matthew 13:20
        5. Matthew 13:21
      3. Some seed fell among thorns.
        1. Matthew 13:22
        2. There is a rival crop.
      4. Some seed fell on good ground.
        1. Matthew 13:23
  1. YOU CAN EXPECT HYPOCRITES IN THE CHURCH
    1. Matthew 13:24-30
      1. The sower who sowed the good seed was Jesus.
        1. Matthew 13:37
      2. The good seed are true believers.
        1. Matthew 13:38
      3. Satan is the enemy who sowed the weeds.
        1. Matthew 13:39
      4. The harvest is the end of the world.
        1. Matthew 13:39
    2. The sowing of the weeds.
      1. Matthew 13:25
    3. The growing of the weeds.
      1. Matthew 13:28-29
      2. These are not blatant apostates.
      3. These are hypocrites that look like true Christians.
    4. The knowing of the weeds.
      1. Matthew 13:30
      2. There is a judgment day coming when God will separate the wheat from the weeds.
  1. YOU CAN EXPECT THE RISE OF FALSE CULTS
    1. Matthew 13:31-32
      1. Jesus is talking about unnatural and monstrous growth within the church.
      2. The birds represent demon powers.
        1. Matthew 13:4
        2. Matthew 13:19
        3. Revelation 18:2
  2. YOU CAN EXPECT CORRUPTION IN THE PROFESSING CHURCH
    1. Matthew 13:33
      1. Leaven is an emblem of sin and evil.
        1. Exodus 12:8
        2. Leviticus 2:4-5
        3. 1 Corinthians 5:6-8
          1. Paul says to purge out the leaven.
        4. Matthew 16:6
          1. Beware the leaven of the Pharisees which is legalism.
          2. Beware the leaven of the Sadducees which is liberalism.
        5. Mark 8:5
          1. Beware the leaven of Herod which is license and lasciviousness.
  1. YOU CAN EXPECT JESUS TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM
    1. Matthew 13:44
      1. Jesus is not the treasure hidden in the field.
        1. John 18:20
          1. He is not hidden.
        2. Ephesians 2:8
          1. He is not for sale.
      2. The kingdom was hidden to the prophets.
        1. Matthew 13:17
      3. Jesus revealed the kingdom for a brief amount of time.
        1. Matthew 12:27-28
      4. Jesus hid the kingdom again.
        1. Matthew 13:11
  1. YOU CAN EXPECT JESUS TO SEEK AND SAVE THE LOST AND TO BUILD HIS CHURCH
    1. Matthew 13:45-46
      1. Jesus is not the pearl of great price, He is not for sale.
      2. The kingdom is the pearl of great price.
      3. Jesus purchased the church with His blood.
  1. YOU CAN EXPECT GOD TO JUDGE RIGHTEOUSLY
    1. Matthew 13:47-51
      1. The gospel is like a drag net.
      2. We draw the net of the gospel while God is the one who sorts the catch.

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