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The Weeds and the Wheat
Parables: The Secrets of the Kingdom
In Matthew 13:24-30, Jesus tells a story of a farmer who sowed good wheat seed in a field but found one morning that enemies had come in the night and sowed weeds among the crop. He told his servants not to gather the weeds immediately for risk of pulling up immature grain, but to wait to separate the wheat from the weeds at the harvest. Soon after telling this parable, Jesus explains to his disciples that the wheat and weeds represent people and that the true believers (wheat) will be gathered by the master while non-believers (weeds) will be cast into eternal flame.
This week, Tom Randall explains how it isn't always clear who is "wheat" and who is a "weed" in life. Some people may think or say they are following Jesus when they aren't actually walking in faith. Through his trademark mix of far-ranging, engaging stories, Tom explains how we should be willing to examine our lives to ensure we're on the right path so that we can positively influence those around us too.