Jun 3, 2013
Treasuring Christ (2013)
So, where’s your heart? And what is your heart’s treasure?
To Treasure Christ means . . .
· I trust Him completely.
“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.” Philippians 3:7
· I treasure Him above all things.
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Philippians 3:8a
· I gain more than I lose.
“For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish in order that I may gain Christ,” Philippians 3:8b
· I pursue to know Him.
“ . . . that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and may share in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:10-11
When I Treasure Christ . . .
· You find life, and what it truly means to live. (Matthew 16:25)
o Because Jesus gives what people and things can’t.
· You find all satisfying joy. (2 Corinthians 8:1-5)
o Because Jesus is better.
§ Put Him up against anything and He’s better.
§ Hold loosely the things of this world that you might strongly embrace the treasure of Christ.
The All Important Question . . .
What is the treasure I’m choosing to embrace?
You can’t hold on to the trinkets of this world and embrace the treasure of Christ.
· In other words . . . you can’t hold on to the small things of this world and embrace the bigness of God.