7-30-17 - Treasured, Valued, and Accepte

Rev. Steve Ahlersmeyer

 Matthew 13:44-52


44 [Jesus said:] “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field,
which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all
that he has and buys that field. 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a
merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great
value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. 47 “Again, the kingdom
of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of
every kind. 48 When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted
the good into containers but threw away the bad. 49 So it will be at the close
of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous
50 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping
and gnashing of teeth. 51 “Have you understood all these things?” They said
to him, “Yes.” 52 And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been
trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings
out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”