Treasure and Pearls by Mary Kane Treasure! The very word brings to mind gold, silver, jewels and coins. God’s Word has a few things to say about treasures! To do the study Treasure and Pearls, just click on the link!
Nora Anderstrom says
Reed and I were talking about “building the kingdom” yesterday. Well, we actually talk about it all the time. During the time that Jesus was on earth, He talked about building the Kingdom meaning people deciding to be followers of Christ. Believers use that same terminology today. They think that “building the Kingdom” is what God has called us to do. It sounds all well and good. I actually believe that to be true. However, the church is being neglected in the process. Instead of being committed to a local church and being “salt and light” in our sphere of influence, young believers are more interested in talking the talk and jumping from church to church. It is a disturbing trend. Being a Christian seems to be enough. It is not enough. Paul, Barnabas, Peter and many others suffered and worked hard so that we are able to be a part of a working organism called “The Church.”
The Bible Study was completely on track. I just wanted to express my thoughts on the phrase “building the kingdom” because many are using it interchangeably with the passage that you used in this study. In fact, I believe that young believers are swayed away from fully committing to a Body all in the name of “kingdom building.” It sounds so noble and right too.
Thanks, Mary. I love the studies. God has blessed you with a great talent and I appreciate you being willing to share.
Thank you so much Nora for your comment! I agree with you that Christians often think that being saved is enough and do little else with their lives–I lived that way myself for many years. As Chuck Swidoll has said, “God did not leave us here to be tourists.” Let us pour ourselves out like a drink offering so we will hear our Savior say, “Well done good and faithful servant!”