The Priceless Prize
Part 1 The Call Scripture References- John 3:1-2, Romans 6:23, 10:13 (The explanation of born again to Nicodemus and salvation as explained by the Apostle Paul) Ephesians 6:10-18 (The battle of the flesh and the spirit)is ongoing, but when you commit to God’s way He protects you and guides you through it) John 6:60-67 (Some followers desert Jesus) John 14:15-21 (The promise of the Holy Spirit is real and lasting and that power is the catalyst for more and more growth) John 15:5-15, Luke 9:23 (The disciples are called friends and in this special relationship He calls us not only friends, but calls us to give our lives to Him)
Part 2 Remember What the Gift Really Is Scripture References – Proverbs 119:66, 2:9, Hebrews 5:11-6:1 (God’s Wisdom give us the ability to discern. That is acquired by spending time with Him in His Word) Philippians 1:9-11, Proverbs 111:10 (He gives us the gift of wisdom to live our life and sets us on a path that is focused on His ways) Proverbs 18:1 (The gift is not shiny, but worth far more than any shiny thing. We don’t trust in things of the world, but trust on the promises of God. Knowing that those promises give us to keys to hope, peace, joy, and many other wonderful things) 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 (This is only our temporary dwelling. Even though our bodies are wasting away, our lives are being renewed day by day. We see the things that are seen, but we fix our eyes on the things that are unseen)
Part 3 The Engine Still Runs Scripture References – Luke 18:18-30, Matthew 6:19-24,33, 7:7,8 ( We are seekers when we receive our new nature. Our engine runs on seeking by faith and it runs good) 1 Corinthians 15:54-58, 1 John 5:1-5 (We live our lives out of VICTORY. We don’t worry about things that others do and it changes our perspective on how to live our life. The Engine that powers us is one that never loses….ever.) Acts 13:49-52, Ephesians 3:14-21 (Our supply of fuel comes from spending time with God, but also serving God and seeing His hand moving in a powerful way in our lives and the lives of those He changes) 1Corinthians 2:6-16 (God enables us to view life in the same way He does. He enables that through the Holy Spirit)
Part 4 More Precious Than Imagined Scripture References – Mark 4:31(What seems like an insignificant seed is actually a very important start to great growth) Luke 8:4-16, 2 Corinthians 9:10, James 3:18, 1 Peter 1:23 (The seed needs to grow to full maturity, so the plant can bear more fruit for the kingdom) Romans 3:25, Hebrews 10:19-25 (The power of the blood draws us closer and closer to God and in that relationship we find that this salvation is much more precious than ever imagined. Had we not accepted Christ and been given access to the Father in this way, we would have never known how precious it is) Matthew 13:44,45, Psalm 119:72
Hope this helps. These verses will probably bring other verses to mind that you already know. If that happens, then the parable and all this writing has done what it needed to do.
The Pilgrimage continues…..