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Worship: August 24, 2019
Nate Furness: "Tomatoes"
Our Tomato plants are huge. They are full and leafy. The problem is we have yet to get a good crop of tomatoes. I am disappointed as nothing beats home grown tomatoes. Maybe we've only had a few tomatoes because of the weather. However, I suspect that it is because we haven't tended to them. We didn't prune the suckers, or add manure to the garden. My philosophy of gardening has been plant it and forget it. If it survives, great! But if not he have next year. Like gardening, Jesus invites us to be international with one another. What if we were to tend to our family, and friends, like a good gardener?
"At the very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose bold Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, "Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners that all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did . Or those eighteen who were killed with the tower of Siloam fell on them--you think that they were worse offenders all the other living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did."
Then he the parable: "A man had a fig tree planed in vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, 'See here ! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?' He replied, 'Sir, let it along for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'""