Preaching Notes (7/26)

Preaching Notes (7/26)

Jesus uses two more images to emphasize the ultimate importance of God’s Kingdom (Matthew 13:44-46).

The treasure accents God’s unexpected super abundance. We image people mindlessly walking atop the treasure in the field. It is there all along and unrecognized! Finally stumbled upon it represents a sudden and unexpected in-breaking of divine grace.

The pearl is discovered as a result of a deliberate search.

Whether God is found surprisingly or after much effort, the result is the same: unbridled joy!

Intentional disciples understand the supreme value of what Jesus offers and go “all in”; that it, it is worth staking everything to obtain it.

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