Treasures and Pearls
This week's message is Treasures and Pearls. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
The Kingdom of God is Like...
Jesus said the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure found in a field that the finder sells all he owns and buys, and the Kingdom of Heaven is like a pearl of great value for which a merchant searches far and wide.
It's all too easy to lose the joy of our Salvation, or to simply forget or fail to realize how priceless is the Kingdom of God which has come to live and grow inside us. It's also all too easy to allow the enemy to trick us out of that treasure, whether it's through fear, incorrect doctrine, or apathy. It's time we realize the value of what God is offering us, then seek after it like the priceless treasure it is!
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Sharing the Wealth
Jesus said that the Kingdom of Heaven advances violently, and the violent take it by force. What are we doing to advance the Kingdom of Heaven? Are we taking the bull by the horns and storming the gates of hell, or are we just sitting back waiting for a searching lost person to stumble into our doors or into the ministry outlet we have always known and understood?
Indeed, we have the greatest treasure ever known to man, and when we share it with others it grows. It is the Kingdom of God -- righteousness, peace, and joy -- a costly treasure and a pearl of great price. It is our job, our calling, our mandate, to take this message of the Good News of reconciliation with God to everyone wherever they might be.
This is our purpose for ministering in strange, cutting-edge mission fields such as a 3-D virtual reality world on the Internet. For hundreds of thousands of people, it's where they spend all their social time. You probably won't be able to witness to them on the street. Or on the radio. Or on the television. And certainly not in the church. So we go to where they are instead, just as Jesus commanded.
Currently there are more than 8,968,326 people in the virtual community we have been called to reach, and that number grows by 150,000 to 300,000 per week. Help us reach as many of those as possible with the love and life-changing Good News of reconciliation with God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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