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The Pearl of Great Price Matthew 13:45 - 46 Each of the seven parables in this chapter refer to the Kingdom of Heaven: the church. The attention in this.

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1 The Pearl of Great Price Matthew 13: Each of the seven parables in this chapter refer to the Kingdom of Heaven: the church. The attention in this parable is more on the MERCHANT than on the pearl!

2 The Pearl of Great Price Matthew 13: He has a DEFINITE PURPOSE It is the primary need in reaching TRUE HAPPINESS – Phil. 4:4 DETERMINED goals are commendable He sought GOODLY (valuable) pearls.

3 The Pearl of Great Price Matthew 13: He set the HIGHEST POSSIBLE GOAL Set your goals high enough to challenge you; low enough to achieve success. Goodly means best; of highest value. Requires extensive knowledge. He was a connoisseur of pearls.

4 The Pearl of Great Price Matthew 13: He Recognized the BEST when he found it! He could determine the DISTINCTIVE differences; even the subtle differences. A façade did not fool him: he KNEW the genuine! Finding THIS pearl, he looked no further.

5 The Pearl of Great Price Matthew 13: He Bought the Pearl Good enough was NOT good enough! His LIFE was to acquire the BEST – not merely wish for it. The cost was not too high. Wisdom told him the price was non- negotiable.


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