The kingdom of heaven is like treasures old and new.
Intro, Purpose & Plan
Do we have any special treasures? Do we own heirlooms from distant lands? Are our families among our greatest treasures?
Do we treat the things of God as our greatest treasures of all?
Let’s look at some special aspects of the kingdom of heaven.
The Kingdom of
Matthew 13:31-33, Matthew 13:44-52
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To show that both my Treasure and Heart is JESUS.
Who is your Treasure?
JESUS. Pearl of Great Price
Matthew 13:46 (Amplified Bible)
Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that both my Treasure and
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God is waiting in the weeds of our lives to bind up our wounds and mend the disease that separates us from ourselves and one another and from all that is holy.
Have you ever tried to describe a difficult or abstract concept to someone, especially when you know that the person you are speaking to doesn’t know anything about what you are talking about? If you have, you know what Jesus is trying to do in these five parables from Matthew’s Gospel
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The good news is of infinite worth; when we discover it, everything else is put in proper perspective.
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
In a parable, Jesus conveys the worth of the Kingdom…
The merchant in this parable seems to be doing fairly well.
Significance, Infinite Worth, Pearl Of Great Price
Because of the pearl’s unusual characteristics, they are symbolic of many deep spiritual truths. Two examples might be the formation of the nature of Christ in us or as a symbol of the resurrection body.
LESSONS FROM THE PEARL
1. JOKE # 1
a. A mechanic accidentally swallowed some brake fluid and really liked the taste. Before he knew it, he had polished off a whole bottle of the stuff.
b. His buddy George caught him sneaking a swig the next
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