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Service - "The Weeds of Life" - July 23, 2017 (Matthew 13:24-30, Matthew 13:36-43)

Rev. Alan Van MeterSpeaker: Rev. Alan Van Meter
Date: July 23, 2017
Series: Archdale United Methodist Church
Service: Sunday Morning Service
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"The Weeds of Life"
Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
CCLI 11130471 CSPL039473

PRAISE
Prelude Denise Warren
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise #103 UMH
Share the Peace of Christ
I Want to Be Ready #722 UMH
The Apostles’ Creed #881 UMH
Glory Be to the Father #70 UMH
Welcome and Announcements Blain Alwran
PRAYER
Call to Prayer #328 UMH Surely the Presence of the Lord
Morning Prayer Blain Alwran
The Lord’s Prayer #895 UMH
Prayer Response #2166 TFWS Christ Beside Me (v. 1)
Offering
Special Music Archdale Choir Jesus Is Coming Soon
Give Thanks #2036 TFWS
PROCLAMATION
Scripture Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Message Allan Van Meter The Weeds of Life
Song of Commitment #368 UMH My Hope Is Built
Blessing

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Matthew 13:24-30

24 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’” (ESV)

Matthew 13:36-43

36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, 42 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. (ESV)

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