Fresh hope from scary faith

14/10/14 12:51 PM

John 12:24-25New International Version (NIV)

24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Matthew 13:44-46New International Version (NIV)
The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

How do we sell everything in order to get the treasure in the field?
1. We die to expectations
2. We bless what is
3. We press into God’s kingdom
4. We keep our eyes open
5. We receive rather than repel.

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