Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
The Parable Of The Wheat And Tares
A. The text of the Parable: Matthew 13:24-30.
1. The disciples of the Lord needed Him to explain this parable (Matthew 13:36).
2. It is right to seek to understand the word of God (Proverbs 19:8 and Ephesians 5:17).
B. The parable explained: Matthew 13:37-43.
1. When teaching, it is good to be sure the hearer understands what you’re teaching (Nehemiah 8:8).
2. A lesson taught and not understood is not very useful (Habakkuk 2:2 and Acts 8:30-38).
II. Body: The word of God is living (Hebrews 4:12); so there are always applications we need to make rather than just reading and walking away from what we’ve read (James 1:21-25).
A. There are evil people in this world (John 7:7, Galatians 1:4, and I John 5:19). *It is not “what is the world coming to”, it is what the world has been for a very long time!!!
1. Their father is the devil (John 8:41-47 and I John 3:8-10).
2. We should not be naēve in thinking good of evil people (Proverbs 17:15, Malachi 2:17, and Matthew 7:21-23).
B. We have an enemy (Luke 22:31 and I Peter 5:8) – [we’ll soon discuss how Satan is not physically working today].
1. His children [those that do not follow our Lord – Matthew 12:30] are our enemies (Philippians 3:17-19).
2. Since we have enemies, we must be on guard (I Corinthians 16:13 and I Peter 1:13) in this battle (I Timothy 1:18 and I Timothy 6:12) for our souls (I Peter 2:11).
3. This does not mean Satan is physically working today (Revelation 20:1-2; cf. II Peter 2:4).
4. Whether knowingly or not (Acts 3:14-17), Satan’s workers are those accomplishing his goals (Acts 13:8-10).
C. There will be evil all around us (John 17:14-16) until the Judgment Day (James 5:7-11).
1. The Judgment Day will mark the end of this world (II Peter 3:1-14).
2. The separation of the just from the unjust will be eternal (Matthew 25:31-46).
3. We are not supposed to try and beat the Lord to His day of vengeance (Romans 12:17-21), we need to wait for His coming for vengeance (II Thessalonians 1:7-9).
III. Conclusion: Take comfort in who we have for our salvation and the knowledge that He will “settle the score” (Hebrews 2:9-18).
© 2010 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager