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Where Your treasure there your Heart is Also

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Luke 12:32–34 NKJV
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 13:44–46 NKJV
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
Matt 13:
Luke 12:
a man finds the treasure. In Jesus' day it was common practice to hide treasure and valuables by burying them in the ground. The earth was the safest place to hide one's valuables; for example, in the "Parable of the Talents," the unprofitable servant hid his talent in the earth to keep from losing it
he field could represent the gospel. The treasure would then be Christ who is "hid" in the gospel. A person cannot find the treasure (Christ) by just scratching the surface of the earth (gospel). One must dig and dig deep
Some years ago, a ninety-four-year-old widow died in her home in Chicago.
A few years ago, a couple I know lost their house in a fire.

When finds the treasure he does five things

1. hides and protects it. He doesn't let the gospel go.
2. He goes. Makes a decision
3. He sells (repents) nothing else is has valuable as this treasure.
1. He lives a life of self-discipline
2. This involves the sacrifice of personal desires and ambitions, cravings and wants, lusts and possessions. It involves all of one's life
4. He buys: Commits all. Its worth everything to have Christ.
5. He joys
1. He experiences abundant life.
2. Completeness
3. Fruit of the spirit.

Some years ago, a ninety-four-year-old widow died in her home in Chicago.

A few years ago, a couple I know lost their house in a fire.

Pearl: the pearl is born out of suffering. A speck of sand or parasite makes its way into an oyster. The oyster is a living organism, so the intruder hurts the oyster. To protect itself, the oyster secretes a substance called mother-of-pearl, or nacre, to surround the intruder. It is the secretion that gradually forms the pearl. Thus, the pearl is born out of much torment and pain. The same is true of the believer and the church: both are born out of suffering and out of the travail and death of the Lord Jesus. Preacher's Outline and Sermon Bible - Commentary - The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible – .
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