憑果子看先知. Mat 7:15-20 . Sermon on the Mount Series. INTRODUCTION. Sermon . on the Mount drawing to an end. . Jesus’ . Prompting . and . warning. Message today . is important and relevant. ID: 498414
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A Prophet by His Fruit 憑果子看先知
Sermon on the Mount SeriesSlide2
on the Mount drawing to an end.
is important and relevantSlide3
of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
You shall know them by their fruits.
men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruits, nor can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
by their fruits you shall know them.Slide4
leadership is corrupt
To be aware of false prophets
False prophets may be identified by their fruits
God will judge and punish false prophetsSlide5
What is a prophet?
role of a prophet
the benefit of God’s people
Prophets in Jesus time
Prophet is a preacher
1Co 14:3 But he who prophesies speaks to men for building up, and exhortation, and
Marks of a False prophet
on the flock
To take advantage of the flock for his own benefit
Does not love
and hurts the
them to unrighteousness and
The Analogy of the Fruit of a Tree
is the definitive indicator of
the nature and the quality of the tree
and quantity of
Takes time to
Times needed for Trees to Fruit
Apple Trees2-5 yearsApricot Trees2-5 yearsBanana Plants2-3 yearsCherry Trees (sour)3-5 yearsCherry Trees (sweet)4-7 yearsCitrus Trees1-2 yearsFig Trees1-2 years
Mature Fig TreesSlide10
My Fig TreeSlide11
What Are the Fruits of Prophets? (1)
What they do, their work: their faithfulness
personal conduct and ethical behavior
The product of their labor
: faithful churchSlide12
What Are the Fruits of Prophets? (2)
Jesus was a
after two days He departed from there and went into Galilee. (44) For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own native-place.
this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, so you shall be My disciples.
prophet will be judged and punished
We are fruit
corrupt or unrighteous,
If we follow the
are as well
like a tree
To be discerning
for fruit over time
To self-examine as a church and as an
Who Are the False Prophets Today?
world / current society
Those who appease the congregation
Some Questions you should ask your prophetSlide16
warns us of false teachers (prophets) who will hurt us
We need to beware
We need to identify false teachers by what they do and over time.Slide17Slide18Slide19