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Is the Prosperity Gospel the True Gospel? (4 of 6)
Series: Money Matters
1 Timothy 6:6-11
Let's pray together. Lord, we thank You for Your precious blood. We thank You for an empty tomb. We thank You that You are the God who paid for all of our sins on the cross. Lord, we thank You that we can be washed white as snow by the precious blood of the Lamb. We thank You that You are God who's with us, who never leaves us, never forsakes us, a God who dries every tear, a God who has so much in store for those who love You and walk with You. Lord, Your Word says, "What eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has even entered into the heart of man all that God has prepared for those who love Him." And we thank You and praise You. And we ask You now, Lord, to speak to our hearts through Your Word. Give us wisdom. Give us insight. And help us to obey You. And help us to have a heart that's just soft and tender and good soil so that Your Word would penetrate and grow in our hearts 30 fold, 60 fold, even 100 fold. For we pray in the matchless name of Jesus. Amen.
Perhaps you've heard the old saying, "Close only counts in horseshoes or hand grenades." That's true. I was reading this morning about a retired Air Force pilot, and he was talking about how close doesn't cut it when you're flying a plane. He said, "You have to be dead on accurate if you're going to get to the desired destination, if you're going to hit the target. One degree off in aviation makes a huge difference."
Now, if you are one degree off in your course, you will miss your target. For every mile you travel you will miss the target by 92 feet. One degree off, every mile 92 feet. If you travel 60 miles, one degree off, you'll miss your destination by a mile. If you travel from JFK Airport to LAX, you will miss Los Angeles airport by 43 miles and find yourself in the Pacific Ocean. One degree makes a big, big difference. One degree matters.
Now the Bible tells us that the devil is ...
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