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Passage: Mark 11:12-25

God hates false fruit but delights in true fruit

In Mark 11:12-25, we meet a side of Jesus we haven’t encountered before. Jesus curses a fruitless fig tree and then enters the temple to flip tables and drive our money changers and merchants. Jesus is jealous for the glory of God, and won’t put up with our fruitless worship and self-serving religion. Jesus calls His disciples to flee from condemned false fruit and put their faith in God’s presence, that is Himself.


  1. Jesus is looking for fruit, not fancy foliage
  2. The Word of God exposes false fruit
  3. Jesus condemns false fruit but produces good fruit

Our worship, hope, faith, trust, and obedience in anything other than Jesus can only ever produce false fruit; fruit Jesus condemns and has come to destroy that we might abide in Him and produce eternal fruit.



Micah Forsythe

Micah Forsythe

Interim Pastor