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Lessons From the Fig Tree (Part 1 of 4)

Lessons From the Fig Tree (Part 1 of 4)

Some of the parables Jesus told are quite clear, but others require additional research on the context. On Truth For Life, we’ll be looking at a puzzling New Testament story Jesus told about a withering fig tree. Hear the story come alive when you listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

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Stories of the Kingdom

The stories Jesus told described a King and a Kingdom unlike any other. Jesus’ words challenged His hearers to consider the magnitude of their sin and the depth of mercy that they could never deserve. Like those in Jesus’ day, we too are prone to misunderstand how these stories testify to the realities of Christ’s Kingdom. In a culture that is reluctant to embrace absolute truth, it can be convenient to marginalize who Jesus is and why He came to earth. Like the rich young ruler, we may consider ourselves to be moral people with no need for a Savior. We may never have been struck by the weight and gravity of God’s coming judgment, driving us to consider our need for mercy. In this series of messages from the Gospel of Mark, Alistair Begg shows us the necessity of knowing Christ as a gracious Savior, an eternal King, and the One who will ultimately judge the world in righteousness.

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