Jr. Tree of Life    04/25/2021

What is in your eye,  is it an apple tree?

 

Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal future

Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)

 

Promise Memory Verses

“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye,

but do not notice the log that is in your own eye.” Matthew 7:3

How does a log get into your eye? Does this mean that you planted a seed in your eyeball and now have an apple tree growing out of it? That would be impossible, would not it!

Matthew 7:1-5

The Bible story today is called a parable which is a short story that Jesus taught about how God wants you to behave. Getting a log in your eye, in this verse above is not talking about a real log at all.

 

What does this verse mean then? The speck is something small that that another person does wrong.

 

The log is something you do wrong that is way worse than what the other person did. The person with the log in his eye goes up to another person and criticizes or makes fun of them or puts them down for something they did wrong while forgetting about the worse stuff he or she did.

 

Which animals are better, cats or dogs? Neither they were both created by God and act differently.  Each one of them has good qualities and bad qualities. All dogs bark and do dog things and cat’s meow and do cat things. Let us take a look.

 

Shadow had a black coat of curly fur with bits of tan on his face, feet and eyebrows. He barked and wagged his tail every time somebody came to the door. When he saw his owner in their swimming pool, he would scratch at the patio door and when he was let out; he would race up the deck stairs and jump into the pool on his raft so he could be with everyone who was swimming.

 

Sometimes, he dug a hole near the fence in the back yard and ran as fast as lighting down the middle of the street. His owner worried he would get hit by a car and could only get him to come back home when he started his truck. As soon as the truck started, the owner would open the door and Shadow would jump inside for a ride around the neighborhood.

Tazz was a yellow tabby cat that liked to lie in the sun on the back of the couch. He often sat on his owner’s laps and purred when they watched a movie together. When he got bored with the show, he would jump down and pounce on his toy mouse. Occasionally, he would sneak into the bathroom to get a drink out of the toilet and would end up shredding up an entire roll of toilet paper.

 

One day Shadow decided to have a talk with Tazz. He said, “You are so stupid for shredding up toilet paper and drinking out of the toilet; you have a potty mouth!” This really hurt Tazz’s feelings; he walked away and hid under the bed. This is known as the speck in Tazz’s eyes.

 

Shadow was so happy with himself for straightening out Tazz that he forgot all about the worse thing he had done. When Shadow dug holes under the fence and ran out in the middle of the road this was way worse because he could have been killed. This is known as a log in Shadow’s eyes.

 

God wants you to treat others in grace which means to be kind to other people because you never know what they are going through. If someone seems weird to you, it is not your job to tell them that they are weird; because that would hurt their feelings which would mean you would have a log in your eye.

Can you believe that even though Jesus was perfect in every way (+R or perfectly righteous), the Jewish leaders called the Scribes and the Pharisee’s always tried to point out everything they thought Jesus did wrong because they were jealous of Him.

 

There was a special day of the week called the Sabbath day during the time Jesus lived which was the Hypostatic Union. God set up a rule that The Sabbath day was to be a day of rest and worship for the Jewish population.

                                          

The Scribes and the Pharisees added all kinds of rules to the rule that God set up about the Sabbath which was totally wrong and impossible to follow. It would be like adding peas and broccoli and hot sauce to your ice cream sundae; it would probably be too yucky to eat!

 

One Sabbath day Jesus was with His disciples and they were hungry, so they picked some corn in the fields to eat it. The Scribes and the Pharisees accused them of working on the Sabbath. They had a log in their eye because they added rules to God’s rules and that was totally wrong. Jesus and his friends had done nothing wrong.

 

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