Today is the longest growing day of the year! There won’t be a day with more daylight in 2015, than today. When we moved to Leaskdale 20 years ago I didn’t know that all cattle weren’t just called ‘cows’ and I couldn’t figure out how the rooster got around to all those chickens so they could lay their eggs every night. Now I’m practically rural! Seems like a good time to dive into Jesus’ parable about a wise farmer’s field and how an enemy tried to ruin it.
Sermon Study Questions:
- V. 24 says that the farmer sowed good seed in his field. What evidence do you see that God created a good earth?
- v. 25 says that an enemy sowed weeds among the wheat. What evidence do you see that there is an enemy at work trying to ruin God’s good earth?
- God tells the angels not to ‘go weeding’ because they’ll ruin the good crop. Describe a time when you wanted to (or did) ‘go weeding’ and yanked at the weeds in some person or situation. How did that work out?
- What might it mean in your life right now for you to follow the wise farmer’s advice and ‘let both the weeds and the wheat grow together’?
- v.41-42 talk specifically about God’s judgement at the end of time. What consolations and desolations do you have about that coming event?