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Parable of the Dragnet
This Parable declares warning and hope
We must choose to trust in Jesus Christ
We do not have to be afraid of God’s final judgment
“a large net thrown into the sea….they dragged it to shore”
-the kingdom of heaven is like “a net cast across the world,
being pulled toward the final reckoning”
-we cannot escape the final destiny of the end of this world!
“every kind of fish”
-we are all alike sinners, but not all sinners sin alike!
-similar to wheat and the weeds (vs 24-30) parable
-Christians are not supposed to segregate and isolate
-we must be separate from evil living, but we will always
Co-exist among those who live for evil
“gathered the good fish, but threw out the worthless ones”
-imagery of sitting on the seashore sorting out the good catch of
fish from the rest of the trash hauled in by the dragnet
“The angels will go out, separate the evil people from the righteous”
-Jesus explains to the crowd that this parable illustrates the
great separation of believer and unbelievers at the “end of time
-God is our final judge! His angels will execute perfect justice
-Rev 20:11-15 Great White Throne of Judgment
“and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping an gnashing of teeth”
-similar to Matthew 13:42
-Luke 16:23-24, 27-28 Jesus describes a rich man in hades
-in torment, in agony in this flame!, place of torment
-Rev 20:11-15- the unrighteous are thrown into the lake of fire
-Rev 20:10 The same place where Satan, his demons and
the false prophets will be “tormented day and night forever
-gnashing of teeth- regret, remorse, sorrow
Evil/Unrighteous People Reject Jesus Christ
-Revelation 20:11-15 The Great White Throne of Judgment
-they are judged by their works
-Romans 3:10 No one is righteous!
-Romans 3:23 All have sinned and have fallen short of the
glory of God
-their names are not found in the book of life
Good/Righteous People Place Their Faith In Jesus Christ
-Romans 3:26 God declares righteous “the one who has faith in
-Eph 2:8-9 We are saved by grace through faith, not by works
-enter the kingdom of heaven today! Trust in Jesus Christ
Trust God to do what is right!
-He is just- He WILL execute perfect justice
-do not impose our imperfect justice system on God!
-do not worry if this world refuses to condemn evil
Romans 12:19 “vengeance is mine, I will repay”
-He is love-
-he will keep His promise to keep/save all who trust in Jesus
-he will make everything right
-perpetrators will either be justified by Jesus Christ or
personally pay for their wickedness forever
Let anyone who has ears listen!
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2900 North Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
(260) 471-4704 www.StJoeCommunityChurch.org
Sunday Worship: 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM (Live cast at 10:30 am)
Sunday Kids Connection Classes (infants-5th grade): 10:30 AM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study: 6:30 PM