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Ian Caceres: All Leaves, No Fruit: The Cursed Fig Tree (Matthew 21:18-22)
Ian Caceres, pastor of First Baptist Church in Aransas Pass, Texas, examines the story of Jesus cursing a fig tree during the week before he was crucified. Caceres describes the fruitless fig as a metaphor for the temple in Jerusalem. Like the fruitless fig tree, the temple did not produce life. It was a function of the law without fulfilling the law. Jesus, on the other hand, is the true source of life and the fulfillment of God’s law, which now is written on the hearts of those who are in Jesus.
This sermon was pre-recorded for the online morning worship service of First Baptist Church of Aransas Pass on May 3, 2020. The sermon script is available here.