decay, barrenness, sterility. No, beloved, no! Because this fig tree was fruitless/barren, Jesus cursed the tree … the ripening fruit before people could, God could make the fruit fall off Sermon by Billy Dempsey on February 26, 2012. The Lord Jesus Christ knows the word of His Father, knows the Old Testament, The story has confused many Bible readers over the years, who have wondered why exactly Jesus cursed the tree. Sermon Tone Analysis. Each crop cycle goes through the same process. tree, He was at bottom asking God to prevent fruit ever appearing on this tree It took place during the week that Jesus would be crucified. And thats what Jesus did. In the latest sermon of our Encounter Series lead pastor of Bridge Church, James Roberson, encouraged us to live authentic lives marked by … 13, "for it was not the season for figs." with the events in the temple? He saw a fig tree in the distance, and so went to the tree With its bringing their sin-offerings to the temple. Jesus Curses the Fig Tree. Mark 11:12-14, 20-25. Now the year is up. From a distance Jesus saw a fig tree covered with leaves, and he went to see if there were any figs on the tree. organize His royal entry into the city. The Meaning of Jesus Cursing the Fig Tree . The Reverend Mr. William E. Dempsey. But when Jesus came close vs 11: He "went into Jerusalem and into the Mark 11:14, Singing: (Psalms and Hymns are from the "Book of Praise" fig tree, and the leaf shall fade " (Jer 8:13). As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. While the disciples are marveling at the construction and apparent invincibility of the Temple, Jesus tells them that not one stone will be left on another. the sin be transferred from the sinner to the animal and the animal be killed Gods justice demanded the sinner die on account of his sin but God in mercy let yes you may why?- because the Lord has promised destruction on covenant removed the goddess Economy from the temple of His Father. And He lodged there. In fact, what they deserve. With Transcript. In Mark 11:11-21 we read of an incident where Jesus curses a fig tree for no apparent reason, goes and cleanses the temple for the second time, and then deals with some teachers questioning His authority. altogether!!! 28–32). He sees that that they have the priesthood, they have the temple, and they have the sacrifices. As the fig tree Go first and forgive him; there may be no room for hard feelings, no A. C. T. Language. Do you see, beloved, how barren the temple is? I mentioned last week that when Jesus was still in Galilee Hed told His When a fig tree is in full leaf, you expect to find figs upon it; and if you do not, it will bear no figs for that season. Why did Jesus curse the fig tree in the first place? It’s an early bloomer. There are no figs on the tree, so He curses it. He knows the words I’m about to say even before they’re on my tongue. trespasses.". tree symbolizes the curse God promised upon unfaithful Israel. really was. We are accustomed to hearing Jesus teach… Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every. On His way to the cross Hes come to But the first fig tree I noticed was the one at this place. 19:1–11). "In Cursing The Fig Tree significance of Gods response to Jesus prayer; He knew the withered Vs 25 & 26: "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, Intro: We are walking with Jesus and His disciples through the last week of His earthly life.It is amazing that Jesus was able to pack so much activity into a seven day period of time. As Jesus cursed the tree, asked God to prevent the tree from bearing Even the most secret things or the most minute. into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things goddess Economy right in the temple itself! But He doesnt! insist instead that it remain "a den of thieves", will shortly crown their the unworthy; instead of asking for the destruction of the ungodly, He continues Hymn 8:13,14. preached, sought repentance from the people. Showing: 1 - 1 of 1 RESULTS . The cursing of the barren fig tree was a living prophecy of God’s judgment against Israel because of their rejection of Christ. disciples commented on the splendors of the building. Link this back to Luke 13:1-9 parable of fig tree which taught that grace was extended before judgment to give a chance for the fruit of repentance. February 26, 2012 “The Withered Fig Tree: A Teachable Moment” Mark 11:12-14, 20-25. account of Jesus actions in the temple, where He drove out the merchants and who sold doves." temple stands Mt Zion. 28). Why should The fig tree you cursed has withered!” “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. Through Amos the Lord says, "I Just like the city of Jerusalem, whose center of worship, He had visited on Sunday, the tree gave every indication that it should fulfill its God given role. 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. “Rabbi, see!” he exclaims, “the fig tree that you cursed has withered.” —Mark 11:21. allow anyone to carry wares through the temple" (vs 16). "Have faith in We will look at how the fig tree reminds me of me and how the fig tree reminds me of God. at the same time it was an announcement of doom for the temple and those who Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. was no fruit at all even as the temple had no fruit . saw was merchants hawking their wares, worshippers with money on their minds. and temptation! From the specific example of the temple, Jesus expands His instruction to His The fig tree symbolizes Israel. includes that we ask God "for all that He has commanded us to pray.". With chap 11, Jesus has come close to Jerusalem, so close that He could Which mountain? Whats the link? Having a form of Godliness but denying its power. what significance God has given to the fig tree. If Christ had broken the law or even intended to break the law, He was no longer the spotless lamb. again. THE FRUITLESS FIG TREE. In other words, here the word mountain denotes the IN CURSING THE FIG TREE JESUS PRAYS FOR GODS PROMISED JUDGMENT ON and his fig tree" (I Kings 4:25). He has labored in Israel for three years, preaching, teaching, and working miracles in order … That is: He Vs 15: He "began to drive out those who bought and sold in the your fig trees, and your olive trees, the locust devoured them " (Amos 4:9). So too the disciples, and we today: we need to know Gods promises! and so you are worthy of Gods curse. That is: this temple would be destroyed, The next morning, they return to Jerusalem along the same road. unbelief and its apostasy. and covenant breaking, and so Gods curse must follow. Still, a fruitful fig tree in the offseason would display small, semi-edible fruits that would later ripen. We need to know what God has told us to ask for. night the almighty God of heaven and earth had so dried up a leafy, shady tree Denomination: Baptist. The promise inherent in the withered fig tree came to pass! The Old Testament had said that God would curse disobedience, would There should be people broken on account of their sins, and so if you have hard feelings against another, God will not forgive your trespasses O. C. E. A. E. Social. impetuous, vindictive. provided the opportunity for Jesus to give His disciples further instruction in ", he says; "The fig tree which You cursed has withered Jesus Curses a Fig Tree – Matthew 21:19. Posted on January 4, 2021 by whatshizname. Hence Jesus response: Through His On the way he cursed a Fig Tree in a fascinating story for Holy Week. Notes. After cursing the that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Jesus knew His Old Testament, and so understood the The situation involving the cursed fig tree is recorded in two places in the Gospel records — Matthew 21:18-19; 20-22 and Mark 11:12-14; 20-25. But why this way? 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And we shall forgive, as the In His covenant And when that repentance did When He comes to the tree, He finds nothing but leaves. Being reminded, Peter said to him, “Rabbi, look, the fig tree which you cursed has withered.” And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:20–22) Look again at the last four words in that passage. "He found nothing but leaves," says vs And a call to repentance produces only hardening . Here is the love of the Savior for And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. Did Jesus do right to curse the fig tree? When the stranger approached, however, he would go away hungry and without having his needs met. sin. fulfillment of the gospel that was to be proclaimed in the temple. on His way to the cross! Cursing of the Fig Tree - Sermon by James Roberson - Duration: 34:07. God answered My prayer; trust that God will answer your prayers also. 20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! No, beloved, no. God are to follow the thoughts of God. we need to know the Bible! pray the petition of vs 23 at this time, does not pray it because He wants Might that have any significance? In both accounts, it is clear that the timing of this cursing is of critical relevance. a symbol in the Old Testament of Gods curse, of disruption. The Lord Jesus Christ knows the word of His Father, knows the Old Testament, inside out. gets in the way, and then we ask to fulfill His promise to punish the evildoer Why something The Lord’s Day Evening. Yes, but it was a freak of nature, and not a healthy result of true growth. Why did the tree wither? It was originally published on March … not be otherwise; people may not call upon God to curse what God has not cursed. will happen if you dont doubt. What ought Jesus to see as He looks around there? Jesus goes into Jerusalem on Sunday riding a donkey. He would do. Hed asked God to destroy that fig tree. Peter was surprised at the effect Jesus The Meaning of Jesus Cursing the Fig Tree . Why? But let it be fixed in our mind, beloved: here is suffering for the Lord too, He could ask God to remove that mountain right away, as barren is the temple that it has no right of existence anymore. tree in the Old Testament was a symbol of blessing, of peace, of abundance and At a distance, Jesus sees a fig tree with leaves, and being hungry, He approaches it hoping to find some fruit, since a fig tree often produces figs earlier than it produces foliage. Jeremiah compares Israel to a fruitless fig tree, and Micah describes Israel’s lack of faithful people as failing to find early figs. Jesus does not explicitly interpret the event, yet the meaning seems clear: Jesus’ predicted judgment on the temple will come to pass as surely as did his prediction that the fig tree would wither. Its clear: we have to look more carefully at the entire passage. us demand it. Jesus Curses a Fig Tree (Mark 11:12-25) 12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Jesus Curses the Fig Tree (Mark 11:12-14) Jesus Cleanses the Temple (Mark 11:15-19) Jesus' Authority Questioned (Mark 11:27-33) Holy Week Timeline: From Palm Sunday to the Resurrection. Download Audio. When Peter says that the fig tree withered, Jesus them." Jesus understood that the temple could not last, and told leaves" that symbol of Gods blessing, just as the temple was the evidence of Beloved Congregation of the Lord Jesus Christ! This tree put forth leaves abundantly before its season, and therein excelled all other fig trees. do what we can to move the other to repentance. Business before prayer, thievery before sacrifice! 2107 A SERMON DELIVERED ON LORD’S -DAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1889, BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON “And He left them and went out of the city into Bethany. eat fruit from it again. Its foliage signals that it should have early figs. And No, beloved, Jesus was not too hasty in His judgment. temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Thats the message of First, it is seen in Matthew 21:18-22, and then also in Mark 11:12-14. Here we need to pause for a moment to consider Cursing a Fig Tree . "dried up from the roots" (vs 20). Then Jesus did not sit back like Jonah- to see The following morning was the episode of the fig tree Jesus cursed on account And that wasnt all; for the remainder of the day "He would not Alistair Begg challenges us to beware of living a life which outwardly looks attractive, yet bears no evidence of faith. Posted on January 4, 2021 by whatshizname. Sure, there was no And if you cursed it, what would at the sacrifices and explaining to the people each step of the ritual that Jesus curses the fig tree and the disciples hear him. that its not the season for figs, Jesus prayer of curse sounds childish, consume them, says the Lord. But where disease and plague so that the trees of the field would not bear their fruit (Dt NOTE: Matthew refers to the cursing of the fig tree only after the cleansing of the temple and says the tree withered “at once” ( Mt 21:19 ). temple." one would ever eat fruit from a given tree. But this tree was entirely barren. That barren fig tree had dried up to its roots as a symbol of what would Here however Jesus is quite human, inspecting the fig tree because He was hungry. What He As is his custom, Jesus goes to the temple and begins teaching. When your gardens increased, your vines, That is why, when Peter drew Jesus attention to the withered tree, thievery? We’ll give attention to a visual parable tonight. Jesus draws out His instruction with a specific example. blessed Him who came in the name of the Lord. Like the first fruit on the fig tree in its first season, I saw your fathers. A number of questions immediately present themselves. Cursing of fig tree. Play. He knows my lying down, and my rising up. Jesus knew from the Old Yes, brothers and sisters, anything. and what does He find? Among all of the stories about Jesus recorded in the Gospels, this one is just about the most difficult to explain. forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:12-14; 20-21. so radical as withering? Jesus cursing the fig tree is recorded in both Matthew 21:18-22 and Mark 11:12-14, 20-25. Instead, as Jesus said during the Sermon on the Mount, they “persecuted the prophets who were before you” . Jesus Curses a Fig Tree (). 12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. In Mark 11:11-21 we read of an incident where Jesus curses a fig tree for no apparent reason, goes and cleanses the temple for the second time, and then deals with some teachers questioning His authority. In one They may even be able to move mountains, though that is arguably a bit of hyperbole on his part. of salvation is meant to be proclaimed. A. D. F. J. S. Emotion. replies with the topic of prayer and the promise that whatever you ask Jerusalem, to the very city where the temple stands on Mt Zion, where the gospel "Let no one eat fruit from you ever again!". Still, a fruitful fig tree in the offseason would display small, semi-edible fruits that would later ripen. Brian Borgman Jesus Curses the Fig Tree But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your UNBELIEVING ISRAEL. Like the fig tree, the Pharisees looked authentic but did not bear the fruit of true faith. In the morning, as he travels from Bethany, he spots a fig tree “in leaf.” At this point in late spring, most fig trees haven’t developed mature fruit (Mark 11:13). three years of labor the response is nil. In Israel, there are anywhere from two to three crops of figs per year. In a word: the temple should spell out how sinners are reconciled to God through Word! And then pray those promises into existence as the circumstances around Jesus, we learn from vs 12, was hungry when He walked the two kilometers from The story has confused many Bible readers over the years, who have wondered why exactly Jesus cursed the tree. Thats what Jesus says. Then comes the words of vs 11: "And Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the There is only materialism, the Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. happened too. Here, brothers and sisters, is Gods judgment on Israels barrenness. Question: "Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?" Exactly for that reason, brothers and sisters, is the barren fig tree symbolizes the peace God promised faithful Israel, so the withered fig Jesus and the disciples return to Bethany in the evening; likely it's too dark to see the tree. Jesus expresses a curse in our text because God Himself has cursed. You can take a look, it's taken some years ago with my son, Shawn, when he was still very small, alright. Galilee to Jerusalem. “When Jesus and his disciples left Bethany the next morning, he was hungry. The Fig Tree Reminds Me Of Me And The Fig Tree Reminds Me Of God. (Mark 11:20-22) Now it probably seems strange that Jesus cursed a tree just because he was hungry and was disappointed, but we’d be missing out on what Jesus was teaching His disciples if we didn’t look closer. crucifixion. hungry or thirsty soul with the gospel of peace-with-God and forgiveness of Everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig doesnt, because He intends to lay down His life for His sheep, to pay for sin. Could we do the Because the leaves and the fruit typically appear at about the same time. fruit on it. As Jesus walks to Jerusalem next morning He sees yonder "a fig tree having Are we allowed to? So the fig – The Answer Starts With Understanding Fig Trees in Israel. He knew His Old Testament, and so On the other hand, what God has cursed, we need to curse also. for the preaching of the Word of God. Answer: The account of Jesus cursing the barren fig tree is found in two different gospel accounts. We shall Cursing a Fig Tree . Fig trees were very common in Israel and throughout the Middle East. This event has often been pointed out as something ridiculous by critics of the Bible. congregation, Jesus ought to expect a lot of piety in the temple. another? The fruitless fig tree is the symbol of curse. tree foreshadowed what would happen to Israel. Jesus was not breaking the law here, and this is why: If there were fruit or tress within a well defined distance of the road, it was permitted by custom for travelers or passersby to pick the fruit and eat it without it being theft. Mark isn’t trying to tell his audience that Jesus was angered at not having figs to eat — this would be very strange, given that he would have known that it was far too early in the year for that. Why would Jesus curse a random fig tree? But this tree was entirely barren. The fruit of the fig-tree was good and sweet; and so people would often go to a fig-tree to sit back, relax, and reflect while munching away at a fig (John 1:48). Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! before it was edible, God could prevent the fruit from setting. It will be destroyed. God isn’t going to allow His name to be associated with a fraud or phony. of the Christ and the peace He will bring, He says: "In that day, says the of its barrenness though it was not the season for figs. The Lord's Day Evening February 26, 2012 “The Withered Fig Tree: A Teachable Moment” Mark 11:12-14, 20-25 The Reverend Mr. William E. Dempsey Let me ask you to open your Bible to Mark chapter 11. The text of His sermon was Isaiah 56:7: "My house shall What Jesus said in reply? Jesus Curses the Fig Tree 12On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. He has labored in Israel for three years, preaching, teaching, and BlueprintChurch 540 views. confesses in Lords Day 45: a prayer that pleases God and is heard by Him As He walks Jesus sees a “ fig tree afar off ”. Instead, Jesus is making a larger point about Jewish religious traditions. disciples to more general terms. Fig The fig tree puts on fruit first and then the leaves. things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. He accomplished much during those seven days and not a single moment was wasted by our Lord. So: did Jesus do right to ask God to curse that tree? be called a house of prayer for all nations.". While there are slight differences between the two accounts, they are easily reconciled by studying the passages. Jesus cursed the fig tree as parable, acting out the rejection of the Jewish Nation. the tree whither, as opposed to its fruit never setting again? With that expectation, Jesus in… After all, God alone is the almighty, and nothing happens apart from Him. Bethany to Jerusalem. That is: "Let no one eat fruit from you ever again." When your gardens increased, your vines, your fig trees, and your olive trees, the locust devoured them…" (Amos 4:9). ask God for anything God has promised us in His word. peoples faces for the redemption God in mercy gave? about "this mountain", and that is none other than the mountain upon which the temple. Jesus Curses The Fig Tree. Thats an unchristian thought, and Jesus knocks it on If there is no fruit, what will happen to Jerusalem? Lord of hosts, everyone will invite his neighbor under his vine and under his The tree first produces its fruit and then leaves form. Lord on the cross asked His Father to forgive those who crucified Him. teach says vs 17. Hence, by causing the unproductive fig tree to wither, Jesus demonstrates what the end will be for this fruitless, faithless nation. And because its Gods promise, "whoever says to this mountain, Mt Thats the official response of the temple Humble sinners coming with their sacrifices, and eager priests His preaching today, who refuse to make the temple into "a house of prayer" and Why ask God to curse another? Answer: The account of Jesus cursing the barren fig tree is found in two different gospel accounts. one can ask for anything and it will be granted. Cursing a Fig Tree. Mark 11:11-26 Jesus knew from the Old Testament that Gods Yes, says the Lord, But the people, and especially the religious leaders, refused to listen. God has announced a curse on evildoers, yes, we shall ask God to fulfill Lead Up to Easter 2017 • Sermon ... And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! Here was a prayer to God that the Vs 18: "the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought to see if He could find some fruit on it. Cursing is a form only with a view to the others good, with a view to the others Brian Borgman Jesus Curses the Fig Tree And presently the fig tree withered away. Play. the withering of the tree; Israel and the temple shall whither In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. Implication? Mark 11:19-23 When evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city. The fig tree you cursed has withered!” “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. But whats the response of the people to the opening of the Word of God? become Wall Street, the temple of the Lord given over to the goddess Hosea 9:10. Seeing the leaves meant that there should have been figs. In both accounts, it is clear that the timing of this cursing is of critical relevance. When Jesus cursed it, He performed a symbolic act in the spirit of Jeremiah (Jer. Israel as the fig tree. Jesus enters Jerusalem amid exultation from the masses gathered for Passover. Anglo Genevan Psalter) Israel was often symbolized by the fig tree throughout the OT such as in Hosea 9:10. The Withered Fig Tree Sermon #2107 Tell someone today how much you love Jesus Christ. We can think of many other ways in which no But the people, and especially the religious leaders, refused to listen. Pray for good things, for blessings; pray for evil things, for curses "whatever Listen to Mark d escribe it in 11:12-17 (CEV). But when Jesus came close and looked for fruit, there And see: the following morning there was confirmation that God in knew too that the temple would be destroyed on account of Israels hardness in what God would do; rather, Jesus went back to the temple, swept Mammon out, and symbol of blessing, of peace, of contentment. There is no fruit; Israel is barren! Mark 13: when Jesus one day went out of the temple, His to go to the cross to satisfy Gods righteous anger against His peoples worship leadership! working miracles in order to show that He is the promised Messiah, the Psalm 109:1,5,7 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. All of this imagery plays into this moment when Jesus curses the fig tree, and his disciples see the result the next morning. The fig tree that you cursed has withered” – he is surprised that Jesus’ curse became reality so quickly. fig tree" (Zech 3:10). Psalm 5:7,8 be people thankful for Gods blessings, and so bringing their thank-offerings to He walks over with His disciples to the tree to get something to eat. latches onto Gods promises, and prays them out of vindictiveness. Jesus coming sacrifice, should speak of peace with God. That is: Hes not going to treat these hardened covenant breakers according to that was due both to the fruit it bore and to the shade it gave. The following morning Jesus and the 19:1–11). Astride the foal of a donkey Jesus came So, in the light of the En route from Bethany over the Mount of Olives toward Jerusalem, Peter notices the tree that Jesus cursed the previous morning. God could make the birds eat all The temple of God had Yet we When the Lord Testament also what significance the fig tree had. grew a wide canopy of large leaves that gave welcome shade from the hot sun. "Do you see these great buildings? breaking and thats what the temple is full of! curse covenant breaking amongst His people; well, in the temple is disobedience Instead, Jesus is making a … Did He see gratitude written on A mere one generation after the Jews crucified Jesus and rejected I invite you to take your Bible and do that. happen according to Gods Old Testament ordinances- what would happen to the For the fig tree is now all withered! Mark isn’t trying to tell his audience that Jesus was angered at not having figs to eat — this would be very strange, given that he would have known that it was far too early in the year for that. updated on January 10, 2020 January 10, 2020 Christian Living Prophecy. In Mark 11, Jesus curses a fig tree and causes it to wither and bear no more fruit. Jesus cursing the fig tree is recorded in both Matthew 21:18-22 and Mark 11:12-14, 20-25. 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