The Pearl of Great Price
Gaining a place in God's kingdom is worth more than all that we have.
Treasure and Pearls:
Jesus told a parable where He said that the Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure
hidden in a field, which someone found and the hid. And then the joyful
finder went and sold everything that he had so that he could buy that field,
so that the treasure would be his! Jesus went on to say the Kingdom of
Heaven is also like a merchant who was searching for fine pearls. He
found one pearl of great value, so he went and sold everything he owned and
Do you badly want a toy or something valuable? Or is there someone that
you desperately need as a friend, and that you want to have at any cost?
(Let the children respond). What would you be willing to give
up, in order to own that toy, or have that person as your best friend?
(Let the children respond).
What's it Worth?
Jesus compares the Kingdom of Heaven with these valuable treasures. What
Jesus has offered by dying for us, is so valuable, that there is nothing
we have that is worth keeping, if it means we can't live in God's Kingdom
forever. In Matthew 16:26, Jesus said:
"What will it profit a person if he gains the whole world,
but loses his life?
Or what will he give to get back his life?
Jesus was saying that we have to decide how much the things in our lives are
worth to us, and should we keep them, and which is the most important to us?
What is the most valuable thing in your life? (Let the children
). The answer is that the most valuable thing in your life
needs to be your relationship with God!
Are you a child of God, and does Jesus live in your heart as your Lord and
Saviour? Or will your sins and things you do that are wrong keep you out
of God's Kingdom? What could possibly be more important than the saving
of your soul, so that you will live a life that is pleasing to God, and know
that you will live for eternity in Heaven?
Think about this and make sure that you choose the most important thing - "I
want Jesus to be my Saviour so that I can have eternal life!"
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