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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Passion Week: Tuesday

The Bible records a lot of events happening on this day of the Passion Week. In the morning, as Jesus comes into Jerusalem, He sees a fig tree full of green leaves. However, Jesus finds no fruit on the fig tree and so He curses it and it immediately withers. It's a haunting picture of an unfruitful people.

Later that day, Jesus confronts the Pharisees. These supposed keepers of the Law are like the fig tree: they may seem to be green and productive, but they do not bear fruit. Jesus' condemnation of the Pharisees is dramatized very well in this adaptation of Matthew 23:1-39.

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