Thursday, 14 August 2008

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure (Matthew 13: 44)


· There are 7 parables here taught: Sower, Wheat and Tares (or weeds), Mustard seed, leaven and three together; hidden treasure, the pearl of great price, the parable of the net.

· Why did Jesus teach in parables?

Matthew 13:44 ¶ "The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

Three key words:

Kingdom of heaven

Treasure hidden


The picture of the parable relates to how people saved their expensive goods against the Romans or foreign armies. Explain.

1. Kingdom of heaven; also kingdom of God relates to the king, the Lord Jesus.

1Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, [be] honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Trinitarian rule by all three persons.

2. Treasure hidden

How precious is the gospel? How valuable is salvation? How wonderful is the sacred truth that Jesus is God’s promised saviour?

Heb 2:1 ¶ For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away [from it.]

2 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense,

3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,

3. Joy

A fruit of the Spirit and a gift of the Holy Spirit.

1 Peter 1: 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

Psalm 51: Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And sustain me with a willing spirit.

13 [Then] I will teach transgressors Thy ways, And sinners will be converted to Thee.

Closing Song: Tell out my soul

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