Treasure in Heaven

One thing, and only one, in this world has eternity stamped upon it. Feelings pass; resolves and thoughts pass; opinions change. What you have done lasts – lasts in you. Through ages, through eternity, what you have done for Christ, that, and only that, you are. – F. W. Robertson

Text: Matthew 6:19-21; Mark 8:36

Prop: a poster of the pyramids

Summary: This sermon explains the difference between treasures that will last and treasures that are temporary.

This is a picture of the pyramids in Egypt. The Pharaoh (or king) was buried inside. He thought he could take his great riches and treasures with him when he died. Later thieves broke in and stole some of the treasures. Today I want to talk to you about treasures or things of great value that will last.

Jesus talked about setting aside or saving up treasures that would last in this passage of scripture. (Read Matthew 6:19-21) If we have a lot of money and televisions and lots of toys, a thief could break in our home and steal them. If we owned an expensive dress, unless we protected it in our closet, a moth could eat holes in it. If we had a fire truck, if it got left in the rain it would probably rust. These are the kinds of treasures that we may see today, but when we get old and die we cannot take them with us.

Jesus told us to send our treasure ahead of us to heaven. But how do we do that? We can do it by doing good deeds to others and by telling others about Jesus. If we are kind to others, God will reward us in heaven. If we tell someone about Jesus and they accept Him as their Savior, that person will go to heaven. These are treasures that last forever. They don’t rust or rot and a thief can’t steal them.

If we try all our life to gain great amounts of money, but forget about God, our soul will be lost and we won’t go to heaven. For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mark 8:36) There was a poem written that goes like this: ” ‘Tis only one life will soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.” The lasting treasure comes from doing things for Jesus. Let’s start a Savings Account in heaven today! Let’s be kind to others and tell them about Jesus.

Alternate Introduction: Play a game called “Now you see it, now you don’t.” Use a shell game to hide a ball. Get the children to follow which cup the ball is under. Show it to them the first time. On the second time, use the cup to hold the ball and conceal it from them. Ask them where it went. Explain that today you will talk about treasures. Some treasures can be seen for a while, but not forever. Other treasures will last all the way to heaven.

©1999 by Jim Kerlin. All rights reserved.

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