Tell about great treasures that have been found in the world.
There once was a time when people would bury their treasures! Many times they didn’t want it to get stolen or lost so they would just bury it. Of course, there was always the risk that they might forget where they buried their treasure, so they would make a map and they would mark the spot of the treasure with and “X”. That’s where you get the term X marks the spot. Have you ever dreamed of finding an old map and following it to a spot where a pirate had buried a chest full of glittering gold? Well, tonight I want to tell you about a treasure that is more valuable than a chest full of gold!
What is that treasure?
Jesus once said,
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”
Illustration: Can you imagine what it would be like to be playing in your back yard one day…and you move a big rock in the corner of the yard and you find a map. And as you start to look at it you realize that it kind of looks like a map around your house. And you start to follow the map you come across a huge chest full of gold! That would be awesome!
And could you imagine the joy that you would have! That feeling is what Jesus said the kingdom of Heaven is like!
How do we get that treasure?
If you would like to find the treasure that Jesus was talking about, perhaps the Bible could be the map that leads us to that treasure.
Read: Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Illustration: Have you ever lost anything?
- Favorite Toy, Video Game, Shoes, Contacts, Keys, etc.
- If you have, then you know that you are frantic about finding it. You give it 100%!Conclusion
- The Bible has a lot of information in it, but it is sometimes hard for us to understand, so how do you know exactly where the treasure is?
That’s easy, because “X marks the spot.” (Hold up the cross at an angle so that it looks like the letter x.) Jesus died on the cross so that you and I could enter into the kingdom of heaven. When you look to the cross and put your trust in Jesus, the treasure will be yours. To enter the kingdom of heaven is the greatest treasure one could ever desire. It is more precious than silver, gold, or jewels. That is why Jesus calls us to give up all that we have and follow him.