On The Side Of The Angels

The harvest is the end of the world, while the harvesters are the angels
Scripture

Matthew 13:39
Matthew 13:24-43 or 13:24-30

Sermon Topic

Idolatry,

It is safe to say that in our mental images of Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the weeds, we depict ourselves on the side of the angels. We can see them collecting evildoers (the weeds) and throwing them into the fire while we (the good wheat) patiently wait for them to escort us into heaven. There, in Jesus’ words, we will join “the saints who shine like the sun in the Father’s Kingdom” (Mt.13:43). In other words, the parable is a proper warning for the evildoers (some of whom we would have little trouble identifying) but, as for us, we’re the “good guys,” we’re on the side of the angels, we’re on God’s side . . . Aren’t we?…

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