A Treasure Worth Dying For

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric share a special message from Matthew 13:44-46 entitled “A Treasure Worth Dying For.”

Please read Matthew 13:44-46
Ice Breaker: What do you value most? I grew up in a world where family, job, home and ’things’ were most valued. Later, in my Christian walk, I struggled to make God and my relationship with Him the most important thing in my life.

After some honest reflection, what are some of the things that can push God into the background of your life?

1.  Why did Jesus speak in parables?  (see vv. 10-13)

2.  What lessons do we specifically learn from these parables in the context of the Gospel? 

3.  What significance does the word “treasure” in verse 44 suggest?

4.  What does “selling all” mean in this parable? (v. 45)

5.  What or who is the phrase “pearl of great price” referring to in verses 45-46?

6.  Compare and contrast the two parables.

“The more you see your own flaws and sins the more precious, electrifying and amazing God’s grace appears to you.” – Timothy Keller