by Stan Coffey

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Series: Timely Answers to Key Questions
Stan Coffey
Luke 12:13-23

We have been talking about answers to key questions of life. And all of these answers to the key questions of life come from the gospel of Luke. These are parables that Jesus told that you will find only in the gospel according to Luke. So today we are going to be looking at Luke 12:13-21. And I know that this is a parable that you have read before that you have studied before but it is one that is so applicable to our culture today here in the United States, which is a culture that increasingly is secular as opposed to a spiritual based culture. And if we as believers are not careful it is very, very easy for us to get drawn in to our culture. And the Bible says in Romans 12 we have to resist that. It says, "Be not conformed to this world." Don't let this world squeeze you into this mold. We as believers are to be catalysts to change society not just to fall in and do what the crowd does.

Luke 12:13-23 "And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, the ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, what shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, this will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasu ...

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