Discipleship Matters – What did Jesus Teach about the Final Judgment?

Understanding the Message of the Bible:
How do you feel about the concept of a final judgment in our lives? What is your response to that possibility?

Dig Into the Bible:
Matthew 13:24-30,
24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 “but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 “But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 “So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 “He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 “But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 ‘Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ”

Discover what the Bible says by answering the following question:
1. What do we learn from this parable?
Matthew 13:36-43,
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” 37 He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 “The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked [one.] 39 “The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40 “Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 “The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 “and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 “Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear

Discover what the Bible says by answering the following question:
1. Who did he explain the parable to?
2. Why did he just explain it to these people?
3. Who is the one who sowed the good seed?
4. What is the field?
5. What is the good seed?
6. What are the weeds?
7. Who is the enemy who sows the people of the evil one?
8. What is the harvest? Who are the harvesters?
9. How will the angels deal with the harvest?
10. What does the weeding out accomplish?
11. What happens to the righteous ones?

Apply God’s Word:
12. What are the implications of this parable and its interpretation?
13. Which seed do you identify with? Its implications?
14. What decision do you face and the consequences of that decision?
15. What steps can you take to carry out that decision? _

Digging Deeper:
1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you?
2. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
3. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
4. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

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Need Comfort?…

Read: Psalms 102-104
Marked: Psalms 102:18, This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.

The title of this Psalm is, A Prayer of the Afflicted. there are people today that are afflicted and feel they have no place to turn. But a child of God always has the Lord by their side, and when they are overwhelmed they can pour out their need before the Lord. The Bible is filled with verses letting us know where we can turn in our time of need. God is called “comforter” and rightly so.

Consider what Paul says regarding God:
2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

God gave His Word to the world that each successive generation might know Him, “even a people not yet created”. God’s Word is eternal and so is God’s comfort. Trust in the Lord in your need. Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).