Yak Pak Week of January 31st – February 6th

Posted: January 29, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Treasure in Heaven

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also 

Key Verse:
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
Matthew 6:21

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Matthew 6:19-24) Jesus taught that we should not store up treasures on Earth. Does that mean we shouldn’t want nice things or have a savings account? Of course not. Jesus was saying that our money follows our hearts, and our hearts should focus on things eternal. Material possessions will decay and fade away, but things that our eternal stay eternal. Jesus wants our lives to be fulfilling, and that happens when we focus our eyes and our hearts on Jesus, because no one can take that away.

The Jesus Connection:
How does today’s Bible story fit into God’s greater plan of redemption?
Although it is true that we cannot serve God and money, it is equally true that we cannot serve God alone unless God changes our hearts. By nature, our hearts will be fixed upon earthly treasure unless Jesus gives us a new nature and a love for God. Jesus died to break the power of sin in our lives that we might be transformed by the power of his Spirit, that we would find our treasure in him rather than the world. Jesus is the treasure God has placed in our hearts. As unbelievers, we are blind to see this treasure. Once God’s Spirit transforms us and causes us to be “born again” (John 3:3), our eyes are open to see the truth of the gospel and believe in Jesus. The more we see Jesus and the riches that are ours in Christ, the less value our earthly treasures hold.

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