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August 26, 2011

posted Aug 26, 2011, 6:39 AM by Olivia Russ   [ updated Aug 27, 2011, 10:14 AM ]

John C. Richards, Jr.
Great Expectations
John C. Richards, Jr.

“And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.” (Mark 11:13) (NKJV)

Newburgh Theological Seminary

Jesus lifted his eyes and saw a fig tree in the distance with leaves on it. He got excited. A fig right about now would really hit the spot. It was time to eat! In that culture, trees on the roadside provided good sources of nutrition for weary travelers. This situation was no different. Mark’s Gospel gives us a little bit of insider information. At ... (Continued)