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Jesus Loves a Good Deal Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Jesus Loves a Good Deal

Jesus loves the joy that comes from discovering something priceless.

At a Glance

This material begins with examples of people buying "junk" cheap and then discovering that they don't have a piece of junk but a jewel of a deal. Rare photographs of a literary legend. Unseen film featuring a Hollywood royalty. A priceless fossil. We then go on to explain that Jesus loves a steal of a deal and we explain how you can get in on the action.

Editors' Pick

For material based on the Epistle reading, see "God Spotting," July 28, 2002, at

Jesus loves eBay. You know, the online garage sale where you can bid on and buy virtually anything you can think of? Yes, Jesus loves it. Now, to be clear, Jesus is not an avid collector of Star Wars memorabilia or a seller of knock-off Gucci purses. No, Jesus loves eBay because Jesus loves a good deal. He's all about the joy that comes from discovering something valuable - possibly priceless - while perusing piles of seemingly ordinary items.

It's the joy that Morace Park, a British antiques dealer, felt after...

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