Return sermon shared on Sunday, February 14, 2016.
Judges 9:7-15. In this parable, the olive tree, the fig tree, and the grape vine demonstrate a stable, satisfied attitude. They are assured of their gifts and ministry to God and man. When tempted by distractions, they declined the offer, esteeming their God-given roles more important than rulership.
We use this parable to draw a parallel to how the Lord can use us, as trees, if we stand assured in the gifts He has given us and allow ourselves to be led by the precious Holy Spirit to carry out His plan in our lives
The Parable of the Trees (Regular Print)
The Parable of the Trees (Large Print)