‘Jesus speaks of nets, fish, baskets and fire’ (Matthew 13:47-50)

In this fifth and last of the parable recorded in Matthew 13, this one in Matthew 13:47-50, Jesus spoke of things that would have been familiar to those who lived on the shores of the Sea of Galilee – the everyday, ordinary practice of the people who made a living from fishing, and the associated sorting process that would follow… the not up-to-scratch fish thrown away and the best ones either sold or eaten. On this, Jesus taught that this was just a pointer toward the end of time, when people are sorted out into categories – some rejected, some not – and the only safe place to be to avoid such judgement.


Radio Service

00:00 Welcome
Song: Standing on the Promises
00:18 Introduction
00:33 Prayer
06:06 Bible reading: Luke 5:1-11
Song: O Great God
07:37 Shorter Catechism Introduction
09:05 Catechism Questions 128-133
12:32 Bible reading: Revelation 14:14-20
Song: My Hope Rests Firm
Sermon: Matthew 13:47-50
Song: Out of My Bondage
14:05 Closing


• Found in 1986…
• The daily fishing trade
• A very pointed parable
• See how Jesus tells his followers about …

  1. Their mission (v.47)
  2. Their makeup (v.47-48)
  3. Their future (v.49-50)

This is not a drill!
The only safe place to be …