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Time for a change                  Luke 13:1-9

How long would you put up with something you have planted not bearing fruit?

Every part of Scripture has first a technical interpretation for its original audience and then a spiritual application to all.  

What the crowds were talking about                                   V. 1

Messiah:                     Suffering Servant                    Conquering King

Jesus rejects the idea that all suffering must have _______________ sin behind it                                                                                    V. 2-5

Jesus’ Challenge to all: Are YOU _______________ to meet your God                                                                                          V. 2-5

The word repent is the Greek word Metanoia, it means change of mind. It’s often thought of as a negative thing, but if you repent, it will be the _______________ thing to ever happen to you!

The Parable of the Fig Tree                                                    V. 6-9

This parable is Jesus’ way of telling them their last chance is coming before judgment. If they reject Jesus now, the nation will again be “_______________” from the land until the end of days (Acts 1:5-8; Daniel 9; Romans 9-11).

Your wrath matches the fear that is due You (CSB); And Your fury, according to the fear that is due You? (NASB); And Your wrath according to the fear of You? (ESV); Your wrath is as great as the fear that is Your due (NIV); Your wrath is as awesome as the fear You deserve. (NLT); For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath. (NKJV); Even according to Thy fear, so is Thy wrath (KJV). -Psalm 90:11b.

Give to the Lord the glory due His name                                                         -I Chr. 16:29; Psa. 29:2; Psa. 96:8      Also Jeremiah 10:7a