Parables of Jesus Series
Recorded LIVE on Wednesday, 7/18/2018
Opening Video Credit
Gotta Live - Tedashii ft. Jordan Feliz
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Important Scripture: Matthew 13:45-46 NKJV
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
This was a very short but powerful parable. Jesus wanted to illustrate the value we should ALL have about the Kingdom of Heaven.
Considering the significance of pearls during Biblical times is very important to understand this parable. Pearls were very expensive and valuable during those times. Hence why the merchant set out to find good pearls. Those worthy for purchase.
In this verse, the merchant didn't two or three pearls; but one that he felt was worth ALL his possessions to obtain. He sold all he had and purchased the pearl.
If Jesus was correlating the value of that one pearl to heaven; we can see how He expects us to value the Kingdom of God. Jesus urges us to see that being in Heaven and getting to live forever is worth more than all our possessions combined. A wise person will do whatever it takes to be in God's Kingdom. We should not hold anything or anyone above our right to Heaven. Don't allow the enemy to deceive and rob you of the opportunity to live in paradise. The book of Revelation tells us that in His kingdom, there will be no war, injustice, hunger, and all animals will live peacefully. We too, will experience living peacefully!
Important questions from the study:
1. Do you hold anything or anyone above the Kingdom of God?
2. Are you ready to faithfully surrender and allow Jesus to work within you to make the changes in your life that will lead you to salvation and eternal life?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, we'd love to hear from you and help you in your walk. We are called to strengthen and encourage one another and we would love nothing more than you point you to the truth in the Word.
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." (Matthew 6:33 NKJV). For His Kingdom Always...God Bless!