Tag Archives: Luke 13:31-35 sermon

  1. Falling towers and fruitless fig trees (Luke 13.1-9, 31-35) [sermon 3-12-17]

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    March 8, 2017 by jmar198013

    The story of this fig tree receiving special attention—extravagant mercy and generosity—calls us all to see ourselves as that tree. Like Jesus said elsewhere: “Much will be demanded from everyone who has been given much.” We’ve been given much. Maybe we need to see a warning hidden in all our blessings: a judgment is coming if we don’t bear fruit worthy of repentance.

  2. A warning and a lament (Luke 13.31-35) [Sermon 02-21-2016, Lent 2c]

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    February 17, 2016 by jmar198013

    One day some Pharisees walked up to Jesus and warned him, “Get out of here, Herod wants to kill you!” Jesus called Herod a “fox.” He also said Herod’s death threats couldn’t stop him–he was going to keep doing what he was doing until “the third day,” when his work would be complete.

    We now know that the “third day” on which his work was completed was his resurrection. He did not escape the fox’s jaws, but in Jesus’s resurrection, God promises never to let the foxes have the final word.



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