Part 1 of a “Rethinking Christianity” series…
Jesus warns in Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
We start digging into this warning with the parables of the Treasure (Matthew 13:44) and the Pearl of Great Price (Matthew 13:45-46).
I am afraid that many people in today’s generation are being led to believe salvation comes without a cost or commitment, which is contradictory to the teachings of Jesus. We will look at His teachings in the next several weeks.
These simple parables teach that a true Christian will value Jesus and the salvation He brings over everything. This is what He expects of us.