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Luke 12:34; Luke 12:15-21; Luke 12:24; Matthew 6:1-19; Matthew 6:20; Haggai 1:5-6; Luke 12:33
January 11, 2009
Let me just talk to you this morning as a life coach. I'm your pastor but I want to give you some financial advice this morning. I don't know if any of you need it or not but these are difficult and unusual days as we live in America and as we experience some things we haven't experienced in many, many years. Let me just throw out a statement right now and then if you could grab this we could probably go home. Don't let success go to your head and don't ever let money go to your heart. If we could just get that right. Do you know who the biggest fool in Bossier is? Some of you think you know, I know. Do you know the biggest fool in Bossier City? I'll tell you exactly who it is. It is the person who is concerned about what he or she wants but is not concerned about what God wants. You say pastor that is strong language no that is biblical language. The bible says that the man who thinks that money is what life is about is a fool. Luke 12:34 says for where your treasure is there your heart will be also. The wealthiest man in the world without God is just one heartbeat away from eternal poverty. Life is not about material wealth and Jesus gives us a great parable in Luke 12. Listen to what he says. By the way this is called the parable of the rich fool. Then He said to them watch out be on your guard against all kinds of greed. I think you already know that America's greatest problem is greed. That's what has got us where we are today. That's why we are struggling economically. That's behind the collapse. It's greed. Be on your guard against all kinds of greed. A man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. And he told them this parable. He was going to illustrate this truth. That money is not what life is about, possessions are not what life is about. You leave a ...
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