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.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Matthew 13:44-46 (esv)


If we believe the gospel is true, why does it often seem so easy to be passive about our relationship with Christ?

How can we maintain the joy and excitement we had when we first met Christ?

When, if ever, has relationship with Christ cost you something?

What would you say to someone who says that you can be a Christ follower without completely “selling out” to follow Christ?

Other than buried treasure or a precious pearl, what illustrations could you use to explain the value of knowing Christ to others?


Are there items in your own life that you need to “sell off” inorder to focus your priorities on following Christ?