Carmelo Caparros
Jun 20, 2021

INTRODUCTION

Last weekend, we began a STUDY on FALSE PROPHETS and we saw THREE CHARACTERISTICS that we are to be alert with:

1. They wear SHEEP’S CLOTHING
2. They are RAVENOUS WOLVES
3. By the FRUITS they produce

Let us review our simple 3-POINT OUTLINE:

I. Three Characteristics of False Prophets – vv. 15 – 16a, 20

II. The Root Determines the Fruit – vv. 16b – 18

III. The Final Destiny of False Prophets – v. 19

We stopped at the Characteristics of the False Prophets, so we will now proceed to points 2 & 3:

BODY SERMON

TEXT: Matthew 7:15 – 20

II. The Root Determines the Fruit – vv. 16b – 18

    • A true prophet who bears good fruit has had a CHANGE OF NATURE – from just having a sinful, depraved nature, he has been made a partaker of DIVINE NATURE.
  • THREE FRUITS of the GOOD TREE:

    1. CHARACTER
    2. CONVERTS
    3. DOCTRINE

    III. The Final Destiny of False Prophets – v. 19

    No fruit means NO LIFE and NO LIFE means NOT SAVED, profession will not free us from damnation. If we say we are RIGHT with God, the world has a perfect right to watch our PRIVATE LIVES.

    CONCLUSION

    Having had a rather comprehensive study of FALSE PROPHETS, we are now equipped to discern between the GENUINE and the FAKE.

    Likewise, may this sermon cause us to be INTROSPECTIVE for us to determine whether our salvation is GENUINE or NOT.