Uprooted (Matthew 15:1-20)

Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. (Matthew 15:13 ESV)

I want us to think about this statement by Jesus before we get into our lesson today. Jesus says that any plant that was not planted by the heavenly Father will be uprooted. I hope we immediately have some questions that we want answered. What does it look like to be planted by Father? How do we know if we have not been planted by the Father and are going to be uprooted? What causes Jesus to need to proclaim such sharp words? These are important questions since Jesus is speaking to religious people who thought they belonged to the Lord. So let’s open our copies of God’s word to Matthew 15 and look at who is planted by the heavenly Father and who is not planted by the Father and will be uprooted…

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