Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Cursed Tree

Wednesday after Pentecost 13
September 2, 2009

The Lord be with you

At Lamb of God Lutheran Church (LCMS) this coming Sunday the Adult Bible class will field a question which, on the surface, seems trivial: Why does Jesus curse the fig tree in Matthew 21:19? Yet it is a good question for several reasons. First, nothing recorded in the Scriptures is without profit for us. Second, as a small incident, it is easy to skip over. Third, such little things are often used by non-Christians to attack our Faith as they attribute all kinds of vile motivations to Jesus. This incident is also recorded in Mark 11. We will look at both passages. The study is titled: A Cursed Tree.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert

1 comment:

  1. It was a very interesting study. I had no idea that great Christian thinkers had been pondering over the cursed fig tree for so long!