Notes-Study Questions – May13

Kingdom Principle #1                         

Pastor Jeremy Helmuth

May 13, 2012

Value the RIGHT THING (Matthew 13:44-46)

What are PARABLES?

Stories with a central point about God’s kingdom.

The TREASURE and PEARL parables

What do these two parables teach us about God’s kingdom?

God’s kingdom is invisibly mysterious to most people.

When we discover God’s kingdom, we should become joyfully crazy.

The CENTRAL POINT of these 2 parables

What is Jesus’ central point here?

God is the greatest treasure you’ll ever find; therefore,

be willing to do anything to secure a relationship with Him.

Discussion Questions

Getting Started

  1. What is your most prized material possession? Why do you place so much value on it? What would you do if Jesus asked you to give it away to show Him how much you value Him?
  2. What does a joyfully crazy Christian look like?  If this is how every Christian should be, then why do these kinds of Christians get called things like “weird” and “out there” and “too passionate”?

Digging Deeper

  1. Discuss what Jesus means when He states…
  • “Your kingdom come” (Matt. 6:10).
  • “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness (Matt. 6:33).
  • “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near” (Matt. 4:17).
  • “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed” (Matt. 13:31).
  1. What does Jesus mean when He states: “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them” (Matthew 13:11)?  Discuss how this kingdom is still invisible on earth and a mystery to people who are not Christians.

Applying the Bible

  1. Has God been asking you to do something that seems too extreme?  Is there an earthly treasure that is holding you back from seeking after God’s heart in a particular situation?
  2. What can you do this week to show God that He is the greatest treasure in your life?

~ by centralsermon on May 11, 2012.

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