Short Stories – Week 4 (6-25-23)

Short Stories
What is Valuable?
June 21, 2023

  • 1942 – Mildenhall Treasure
  • 1947 – Dead Sea Scrolls
  • 2015 – 1715 Fleet-Queen Jewels

Have you ever discovered a treasure?

Parables —> stories of everyday life with deep-rooted spiritual truths.

Matthew 13:44
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

The kingdom of Heaven is like…
Not Someday & Somewhere
Here & Now

My Life = Good
My Life + Jesus = Better

Matthew 13:45-46
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

Treasure Hunting 101:

  1. Find the treasure
  2. Recognize its value

Jesus + ______________ = Enough

Matthew 6:19-21
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Jesus = Enough

Could you give it all up for Jesus?

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