Great teaching from King Jesus about life in His Kingdom, under His reign and authority. Will I follow the King?

Highland Lakes church of Christ

Jesus shares a parable in Luke 13:6-9 that beautifully shows the relationship between privilege and responsibility. The story concerns a certain fig tree that was privileged enough to be planted in a vineyard. Being in the vineyard, the tree enjoyed special care and protection that was not usually given to fig trees. However, in spite of the special care and nourishment the tree received, it gave no fruit! Not only was the tree useless (for fruit), but it actually was a hindrance to the rest of the vineyard. It took up space that a good and fruitful tree could be using and took nutrients from the ground without giving anything back in return! Imagine how you would feel if you were the owner of such a fruitless tree. How would you feel about a lamp in your house that used $50.00 worth of electricity each month but gave no light?…

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About Mission Cambodia

Dennis and Sharon minister in Phnom Penh to share the “Good News” of Jesus to the Cambodian people. Dennis trains in sowing, watering, disciple-making, church-planting, discipleship and leadership. Sharon directs the SNACK Program, an holistic outreach to poor, malnourished children and their families in the Cambodian countryside.
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  1. Although a hard message to receive, (for those of us the world would consider privileged), it is a good reminder that God has blessed us for a reason. He places us where we are for His divine purposes,…a mission that He expects us to accomplish. May God bless us with eyes to see as He sees, ears to hear as He hears, and hearts like His to offer hope to the world in His Holy Name!

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