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Episode 238--Weird Bible Stories, 2021 Edition, Part Three--Cursing a Fig Tree

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If you spend much time at all reading the stories of Jesus, you come to expect that he's always helping, always healing, and always doing something creative rather than destructive.  That's why it is so jarring to see a story in the Gospels where Jesus comes across a fig tree without any fruit on it and curses it so that it withers overnight--and it's even more unsettling when you find out that it wasn't even the season for figs!  What are we to make of a story like this, and how does it fit alongside the other stories and teachings around it in the Gospels?  What are we supposed to take from this story for our own lives and faith, and what from this story is unique to Jesus?  If you've ever wondered what to make of this strange tale, this week's episode of Crazy Faith Talk is worth a listen, as we continue wrestling blessings out of the stories we never quite understood.  Join pastors Erica, Sarah, and Steve around the table for conversation today!

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