The God of Another Year

January 6, 2020 Sunday 5:00 PM Service

NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD. FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES. FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO THE THE WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE MEDIA PAGE.

6 He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’
8 But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9 And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”

Luke 13:6–9 (NKJV)
  • The Elements of the Story
    • Fruitless Trees(v 6)
    • Impending Judgement(v 7)
    • Grace Extended(v 8a)
    • Discipline Applied(v 8b)
    • High Expectations(v 9)

I. Fruitless Trees (v. 6)
6 He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.

II. Impending Judgement (v. 7)
7 Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’

III. Grace Extended (v. 8a)
8 But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also,…

IV. Discipline Applied (v. 8b)
…until I dig around it and fertilize it.

V. High Expectations (v. 9)
9 And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”

The God of Another Year is looking for you to produce!

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