Guest Speaker Bro. Kelly
"Let It Alone This Year Also"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, February 22, 2015
Luke Chapter 13
13:1 There were present at that season some that told him of the
Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these
Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered
13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew
them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in
13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
13:6 He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in
his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
13:7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three
years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down;
why cumbereth it the ground?
13:8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also,
till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
13:9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt
cut it down.
13:10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity
eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up
13:12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her,
Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
13:13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made
straight, and glorified God.
13:14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because
that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people,
There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come
and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
13:15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not
each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall,
and lead him away to watering?
13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan
hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the
13:17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were
ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that
were done by him.
13:18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto
shall I resemble it?
13:19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast
into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of
the air lodged in the branches of it.
13:20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
13:21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of
meal, till the whole was leavened.
13:22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and
journeying toward Jerusalem.
13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he
said unto them,
13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you,
will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to
the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door,
saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you,
I know you not whence ye are:
13:26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy
presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart
from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see
Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of
God, and you yourselves thrust out.
13:29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the
north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
13:30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are
first which shall be last.
13:31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him,
Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast
out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I
shall be perfected.
13:33 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day
following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest
them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy
children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and
ye would not!
13:35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say
unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.