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Parables - The Dragnet

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
July 23, 2022

The Dragnet
July 23, 2022

Seed and Sower – Kingdom Growth
Wheat and Tares – Kingdom Believers
Mustard Seed and Leaven – Kingdom Potential
Pearl of Great Price and The Treasure In the Field – Kingdom Value

Kingdom Decision

Matthew 13:47-52
47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind, 48 which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, 50 and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” 51 Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” 52 Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”

This Kingdom of Heaven Is The Dragnet
There Is A Judgement Coming

Nothing Affects Your Life Greater Than:
“I Believe In God” or “I Don’t Believe In God”

God Never Has Tried To Prove He Exists
God’s Existence Is Assumed In The Bible

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Romans 1:18-20
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

Psalms 14:1, Psalms 53:1
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.

I Don’t Believe

Reality (Truth) Does Not Care What You Believe

There Is A Day Coming Where You Will Not Be On This Planet!
People Leaving This Earth:
Per Day – 36,741
Per Hour – 1,531
Per Minute – 26
Per Sec .43

I’m An Atheist

No One Is Born An Atheist (God Denier)
A Person Can Only Become An Atheist (God Denier)
“No One Becomes An Atheist Because They Cannot Find God But Because They Will Not Find God”

Psalms 10:4 NIV
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

I Can’t Believe Because:

Who Made God
God Allows Suffering
God Can’t Be Proven

The Eternal Question
Do You Believe In Jesus?
Do You Choose “Not” To Believe In Jesus?

Jesus Spoke More About
Hell and Judgement Than Heaven
Hell – 162 References In The New Testament
70 Were Made By Jesus

Hell Is Beyond Your Human Imagination
Weeping (Matt 8:12)
Wailing (Matt 13:42)
Gnashing of Teeth (Matt 13:50)
Outer Darkness (Matt 8:12, 25:30)
Flames and Fire (Luke 16:24)
No Rest (Revelation 14:11)
Burning (Isa. 33:14)
Torment (Luke 16:23 )
You’ll See Hell
You’ll Smell Hell
You’ll Breathe Hell
You’ll Hear Hell
You’ll Feel Hell
ALL You Will Know For Eternity Is Hell

Its Location
Matthew 12:40
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

The Birmingham News, April 10, 1987, had an article entitled “Earth’s Center Hotter Than The Sun’s Surface, Scientists Say”
Earth’s Core Is Over 12,000 Degrees Fahrenheit
Thousands Of Years Before Jesus Stated….

How Long?
Matthew 25:41
“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels…”

Heaven The Home Of All Believers
Who’s There?
The Heavenly Host
Living Creatures
The Angels
People From Every Tribe, Tongue and Nation
(16,232 People Groups In The World)
Our Family (Saved) Will Be There

Revelation 22:1-3
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse…….

There will be no more… Curse
Pain. Crying. Cancer. Temptation. Grief. Regret. Wrinkles. Surgeries. Cavities. Commercials. Doctors. ISIS. Racism. Sexual confusion. Pornography. Traffic. Anger. Rage. Foul language. Addictions. Calories. Weight gain. Presidential elections. Abortions. Funerals. Drunk drivers. Ambulances. Police chases. Mortgage payments. Family feuds. Arguing. Lying. Alarm systems. Taxes. Drownings. Snake bites. Dog bites. Jellyfish stings. Mosquito bites. Fear. Anxiety. Boredom. Brokenness.

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.