The Process of Discovering the Joy of the Kingdom of Heaven: An Analysis of Matthew 13:44-46

Authors

  • Enggar Objantoro Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Simpson Ungaran https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6169-4232
  • John Mardin Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Simpson Ungaran
  • C.K. Hrang Tiam The Myanmar Evangelical Graduate School of Theology
  • Gregory Ajima Onah University of Calabar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56194/spr.v3i1.37

Keywords:

Kingdom of Heaven, Joy, Biblical Analysis, Matthew 13:44-46

Abstract

Matthew is a book full of richness in it. Matthew 13:44-46 is one of the parts of the book that has a central theme in Christian life, namely the kingdom of God. This article is written to discuss the process of discovering the joy of the kingdom of heaven. We conducted a biblical analysis of this book, with a focus on interpretation to understand the text and context of Matthew 13:44-46. The results show that there are three stages in the process of discovering the joy of the kingdom of heaven. The first stage is the discovery stage. In the discovery stage believers find a life value that brings believers to the joy of the kingdom of heaven. The second stage is the awareness stage. The awareness stage is when the believer realizes the value of life that has been discovered in the discovery stage. In this stage the believer realizes that the value of the kingdom of heaven is very precious, thus leading to the next stage. The third stage is the decision stage. The decision stage is the final stage after believers discover and realize the value of the kingdom of heaven. At this stage believers take action on the discovery by denying themselves as a form of giving their best for the sake of something more valuable, namely the kingdom of heaven.

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2023-06-05

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Objantoro, E., Mardin, J., Tiam, C. H., & Onah, G. A. . (2023). The Process of Discovering the Joy of the Kingdom of Heaven: An Analysis of Matthew 13:44-46. SAINT PAUL’S REVIEW, 3(1), 52–62. https://doi.org/10.56194/spr.v3i1.37

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