Matthew 13:47-52 (NIV)
The Parable of the Net
47 “Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. 48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. 49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous 50 and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 51 “Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked. “Yes,” they replied. 52 He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”
Sermon Study Questions: Matthew 13:47-52
- Read Matthew 25:31-45 and reflect on what Jesus is saying.
- Look at the list of ‘important activities’ that matter to Jesus. How much or little of your daily activity lines up with what matters most to Jesus?
- How do you truly feel about there being a day of judgement? What emotions do you have? What questions arise in you?
- In what ways do you, or could you, ‘cast a net’ this week?