Money-Watch The Borders (3 of 6) by Jim Henry

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Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Of Orlando
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-5591

THE SIGNIFICANT MAN

MONEY - "Watch The Borders"
Luke 16:10-15, Proverbs 30:7-8
Print 277, CT 2C72

Luke 16:
10. "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also
be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest
will also be dishonest with much.
11. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling
worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
12. And If you have not been trustworthy with someone
else's property, who will give you property of your own?
13. No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate
the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one
and despise the other. You cannot serve both God
arnd money-
14. The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and
were sneering at Jesus.
15. He said to them, 'You are the ones who justify yourselves
in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is
highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight."
Some of you can remember when J. Edgar Hoover was the head of the FBI. He
was so well-known, in fact, that you probably don't remember anybody who has been
head of the FBI since J. Edgar Hoover, but he really ran the FBI. One day a young FBI
agent who had recently come to work in the supply division noticed some memo pads
and he thought they were too wide. He didn't like the margins so he decided to change
the margins and make the memo pads smaller. Finally it found its way back to Mr.
Hoover's desk. When he saw these memo pads and how narrow they were, he didn't
like them. So he just wrote a little note across the top of them and sent them back
through. The note read "Watch the borders." They said that for the next month you
could hardly get into the United States in a car from Canada or Mexico because the FBI
was watching the borders literally. They finally got the word out that he didn't mean
those borders. He meant the paper borders.
It is very ...


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