Matt 13:31-33,44-46 True Joy

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Matt 13:31-33,44-46 True Joy

  1. 1. Matthew 13:31-33; 44-46
  2. 2. <ul><li>Are you experiencing TRUE JOY? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Are you experiencing TRUE JOY? </li></ul><ul><li>GOOD NEWS : </li></ul><ul><li>Your life can be filled with true joy </li></ul><ul><li>if you reorient toward the Kingdom of God </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Definition : The Kingdom of God is … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT the Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT “heaven” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A sovereign “nation” (world) governed by God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaking in to earth since Jesus’ time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Already here (now) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not completely here (not yet) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. EARTH
  6. 6. EARTH Kingdom of God
  7. 7. EARTH Kingdom of God Kingdom of God
  8. 8. <ul><li>Our roles: </li></ul><ul><li>Pray </li></ul><ul><li>Reorient </li></ul>EARTH Kingdom of God Kingdom of God Only a reorientation toward the Kingdom of God can fill your life with TRUE JOY!
  9. 9. <ul><li>31 He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; </li></ul><ul><li>32 and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>33 He spoke another parable to them, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, </li></ul><ul><li>46 and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>An insignificant beginning </li></ul><ul><li>A gradually growing entity </li></ul><ul><li>A source of blessings </li></ul><ul><li>A precious treasure </li></ul><ul><li>A life changing discovery </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Matthew 6:33 </li></ul><ul><li>“… seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t settle for small things! </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Don’t settle </li></ul><ul><li>for the small things of this world </li></ul><ul><li>Turn your life </li></ul><ul><li>toward the </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom of God! </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>LEARN </li></ul><ul><li>ENVISION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2 Kings 6:16) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>REORIENT </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, </li></ul><ul><li>46 and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it. </li></ul>

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