Matthew 13:24-30
<ul><li>2 Timothy 3:12 </li></ul><ul><li>Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.  </li></...
<ul><li>24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good...
<ul><li>27 “The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does...
<ul><li>29 “But he said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>The Sower of good seed = Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Field = the world </li></ul><ul><li>Good seed = children of the K...
<ul><li>“ Darnel” = poisonous weed </li></ul><ul><li>Looks similar to wheat in its early stage </li></ul><ul><li>Root grow...
<ul><li>Evil does exist,  </li></ul><ul><li>but God will sort it all out in the end. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Be AWARE of the enemy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The enemy == the devil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The enemy =/= the fe...
<ul><li>Be AWARE of the enemy </li></ul><ul><li>Be AWARE of his craftiness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working in disguise (hard...
<ul><li>Be AWARE of the enemy </li></ul><ul><li>Be AWARE of his craftiness </li></ul><ul><li>Be PATIENT until the end </li...
<ul><li>Be AWARE of the enemy </li></ul><ul><li>Be AWARE of his craftiness </li></ul><ul><li>Be PATIENT until the end </li...
<ul><li>We should be glad that life is NOT fair </li></ul>
<ul><li>Psalm 139:23-24 </li></ul><ul><li>Search me, O God, and know my heart;  </li></ul><ul><li>Try me and know my anxio...
 
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Matt 13:24-30 Why Evil Still Exists

  1. 1. Matthew 13:24-30
  2. 2. <ul><li>2 Timothy 3:12 </li></ul><ul><li>Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. </li></ul><ul><li>BUT WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does evil still exist? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. </li></ul><ul><li>25 “But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. </li></ul><ul><li>26 “But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>27 “The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ </li></ul><ul><li>28 “And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’.” ’ ” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>29 “But he said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them. </li></ul><ul><li>30 ‘Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ” </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Sower of good seed = Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Field = the world </li></ul><ul><li>Good seed = children of the Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Tares = children of the devil </li></ul><ul><li>Sower of bad seed = the devil, enemy of Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest = the end time </li></ul><ul><li>Reapers = the angels of God </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Darnel” = poisonous weed </li></ul><ul><li>Looks similar to wheat in its early stage </li></ul><ul><li>Root grows deeper and stronger than wheat </li></ul><ul><li>The only way to sort out safely = do it at harvest time </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Evil does exist, </li></ul><ul><li>but God will sort it all out in the end. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Be AWARE of the enemy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The enemy == the devil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The enemy =/= the fellow plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The enemy’s job : steal, kill & destroy (John 10:10) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Be AWARE of the enemy </li></ul><ul><li>Be AWARE of his craftiness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working in disguise (hard to detect) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working from “within” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working by imitation </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Be AWARE of the enemy </li></ul><ul><li>Be AWARE of his craftiness </li></ul><ul><li>Be PATIENT until the end </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison (2 Corinthians 4:17) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Be AWARE of the enemy </li></ul><ul><li>Be AWARE of his craftiness </li></ul><ul><li>Be PATIENT until the end </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid JUDGING others </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t PULL the weed </li></ul><ul><li>But GROW the wheat </li></ul><ul><li>Evil does exist, </li></ul><ul><li> but God will sort it all out in the end. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>We should be glad that life is NOT fair </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Psalm 139:23-24 </li></ul><ul><li>Search me, O God, and know my heart; </li></ul><ul><li>Try me and know my anxious thoughts; </li></ul><ul><li>And see if there be any hurtful way in me, </li></ul><ul><li>And lead me in the everlasting way. </li></ul>

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