The Treasure of the Kingdom (Matthew 6:19-24)
March 24, 2013 Speaker: Dr. David Silvernail Series: The King and His Kingdom! - A Series in the Book of Matthew
Topic: Sermons Passage: Matthew 6:19–6:24
This past week we be looked at several things. First of all it was Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week, including Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (come to our service at KCPC in Purcellville!), all leading up to Easter, the special day where we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Secondly, we were in Matthew 6:19-24 which talks about treasures and money, though I'm pretty sure that's not the main point of the passage. And third, we entered into that weird time of year known as March Madness (the NCAA basketball tournament) where Miami will beat Gonzaga in the final, 68-64 (that's not a prophecy, that's probably not even a good guess!).
So what do these three things (The Triumphal Entry, Treasures in Heaven, and March Madness) have in common? I'm not really sure, but I'm working on it. However, I do know that one of the most repeated sayings during March Madness is "Win or Go Home." It refers to the reality that this is a single elimination tournament. When a team loses, they're eliminated from the tournament and their season is over. For most of the seniors on the team, it will be the end of their basketball careers.
I wonder if Jesus was thinking "Win or Go Home" when He entered Jerusalem on the first day of the last week of His earthly life? I wonder if His version of "Win" had more to do with serving God than scoring points? I wonder if this sermon is going to make any sense at all? I wonder how many of you are still reading this?