Sermon Crumbs  Here are some Scripture references for those who want to dig deeper into the background for this morning’s sermon. The fig tree was sometimes a symbol for the people of God: Jeremiah 8:13; 24:1-10; Hosea 9:10; 16-17; Joel 1:7; Micah 7:1-6; Luke 13:6-9.  Fruit is sometimes a metaphor for behavior God desires.  See Matthew 3:8, 10; 17:16-20; 12:33; 13:8; 21:33-46.