The Believers Life Style Bible Study
Treasures in Heaven
Scripture References:
Matthew 6:19-24
December 5, 2014
Presented by Michael Webb

Open It

  1. If you were stranded on a desert island and could have only three possessions with you, what would you choose and why?
  2. What valuable possessions do you have that cannot be replaced?
  3. What are some things you’d never give up, no matter how much money you were offered for them?

Explore It

  1. Where did Jesus urge His followers not to “store up treasures”? Why? (6:19)
  2. Why did Jesus discourage stockpiling things? (6:19)
  3. What can happen to a person’s material possessions? (6:19)
  4. Where did Jesus encourage us to invest our wealth? Why? (6:20)
  5. Why is heaven a better place to “bank” than earth? (6:20)
  6. What does the location of a person’s treasure say about that person? (6:21)
  7. What is described as the “lamp of the body”? How is this so? (6:22)
  8. What is the result of “good eyes”? (6:22)
  9. When will people’s lives be full of darkness? (6:23)
  10. What did Jesus say about serving two masters? (6:24)
  11. Why did Jesus say we cannot serve two masters? (6:24)
  12. What two masters did Jesus mention in this context? Why? (6:24)

Get It

  1. How have you felt whenever you have lost a valued possession?
  2. How can we “store up . . . treasures in heaven”?
  3. How can we determine where our treasure is (and thus where our hearts are)?
  4. What sort of things do you think about most?
  5. Where does your mind naturally gravitate to in those moments just before you go to bed?
  6. How clear is your spiritual vision right now?
  7. What masters most often fight for your allegiance?
  8. In what ways do you serve money?
  9. In what ways can you master your money?

Apply It

  1. How could you make an investment in eternity today?
  2. What committed Christian friends could help you evaluate your use of money in the next month?

King James Version – Matt 6:19-24

Where our treasure is to be kept

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.