Sermon based on the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Matthew 7:15-21) – Our Lord’s lesson is very plain: If the tree is a good tree, it makes fruit, but otherwise, it doesn’t produce anything good. And so it is with people. There are good kinds and there are bad kinds. Good people do good things, and bad people do not. Sometimes people can be confusing on the outside, but what they do shows you what they are.