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  1. “So it will be at the End” Matthew 13:47-52

  2. Final Parables of Matt 13 • The Dragnet, Matt 13:47-50 • Spiritual condition in view of future judgment (13:40-43) • The Householder, Matt 13:51-52 • Spiritual service in view of present blessings (13:23)

  3. Matthew 13:47-50 The Dragnet

  4. Kingdom is Like a Dragnet • The Net: Will gather all people to judgment (47); Matt 25:31-32 • None will be missing, 2 Cor 5:10 • All will stand before God, Rev 20:11-12

  5. Kingdom is Like a Dragnet • The Fish: People and our moral condition (48-49) • The Lord makes moral judgments, Jude 17-18 • Separation of wicked and just (49) Matt 25:32 • Angels (49); Matt 25:31; 2 Ths 1:7-8 • Impartial accuracy, Matt 13:41

  6. Kingdom is Like a Dragnet • The Result: Hell fire (50, 42) • Eternal, Matt 25:46 • Punishment, 25:46; 2 Ths 1:8-9 • Tormented forever and ever, Rev 20:10, 14-15 • Second death, Rev 21:8

  7. Matthew 13:51-52 The Householder

  8. What will we do with our knowledge of the parables? • Jesus wants us to understand, 13:51 • Parables give us understanding about the kingdom, Matt 13:11, 17 (36) • Only if we harden our hearts and fail to listen will we fail to understand, Jno 8:43; 7:17; Matt 13:13-15

  9. What must we do with what we understand? • Scribe: Expert in the law, Jno 3:9-10; 7:49 • Often taught but did not obey, Lk 11:46 (Matt 23:1-3) • By binding tradition they “took away knowledge”, Luke 11:52 • Be true kingdom-scribes, Matt 28:19; Acts 8:4 (cf. Ezra 7:10)

  10. What must we do with what we understand? • Teach the gospel of the kingdom as it is needed, Heb 5:11-12 • Like a householder who uses his resources to benefit his house… • We are to provide useful teaching and learning to others (and for ourselves) from the gospel treasure we have learned • Sowing the seed, Matt 13:3

  11. What must we do with what we understand? • This will include… • Urgently, constantly and faithfully preaching the word of God, 2 Tim 4:2 • Teaching ourselves, Rom 2:21 • Teaching others, 2 Tim 2:2 • Setting good examples by obeying the word we teach, 2 Tim 2:15, 24-26 • We are bearing fruit when we teach the gospel (Matt 13:23)

  12. The King came teaching about His Kingdom (Jer 23:5-6) • Word of the kingdom, Matt 13:19 • Parables used to teach the kingdom’s growth, influence, value, purposes • Sinners can share in its rich blessings and avoid the punishment of sins • Will you be ready for the end?