I remember as a kid loving the stories of buried treasures. Somewhere out in the middle of the ocean was a deserted island with buried treasure chest just waiting for me to find it. The idea of a stock pile of gold there to be discovered was a captivating thought for me. Who, in their right mind would ever take something valuable like that and hide it?
Now, that I’m much older I think of treasures in term much more valuable than gold. Treasures that bring peace, hope and contentment. What I have learned comes from a rich king of Israel, King David. The one the bible testifies as the man after God’s own heart. David wrote Psalm 119 and of all the things in this world to treasure He hid God’s words in his heart.
The sermon series comes from two translations of Psalm 119:11
Psalm 119:11 NIV
I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11 NKJV
David writes he wants God’s word treasured in his heart. If you say I can’t memorize scripture maybe it is because you are putting them in the wrong place. They need to you in your heart. When God’s word is hidden in your heart there it can be thought about and felt. When the word of God is felt it brings peace, it brings hope, it brings POWER that can be felt.Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You
The heart is where we feel deeply, we say things like, “I love you with all my heart.” Children say, “Cross my heart...”
We will be preaching on bible verses every Christian should know. There will be a general flow to the summer series but each message is self-contained so if you miss a week because of summer plans you can jump right in and grow with us each week. We are choosing to preach on familiar bible verses that are key pillars to build your faith on.
In each sermon we will explore the context of the bible and the setting of the Christian life. We will talk about why we should know this verse. How the verse impacts our lives and how it helps us.
Verse Cards!!! On June 5, you will be able to pick up a memory verse packet with all the verses for the summer, the dates we will be preaching each verse will also be included.
Each week will recite the verse, don’t worry we will project the verse on the wall to help you if you want to peek I believe your time won’t be wasted hidden God’s word in your heart.