Look back:  Read back over the parables of the hidden treasure and pearl of great value.  Consider the questions Pastor Michael asked on Sunday: 1) what is the kingdom of heaven?  2) what is the kingdom of heaven worth?  3) do you value the kingdom of heaven?

Look ahead: This coming Sunday, Pastor Michael will be preaching from Matthew 13:47-52.  Read the passage several times with your family before Sunday.  Consider the promised coming judgment that the parable of the net depicts and how the gospel provides rescue for God's people. 

Sing: Check out this week's music and sing with your family before Sunday!

Catechize: (New City Question 9)
What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?
A: First, that we know God as the only true God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence.