Wealth or Life? Calvary Baptist Church Feb. 23 & 24, 2008
Are we wealthy? <ul><li>In human terms? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of life </li></ul>...
First Story <ul><li>A Request: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell my brother to  . . .  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jesus’ response: </...
Second Story <ul><li>A Windfall!: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than his barns could hold! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Things to n...
Second Story <ul><li>The Point: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In God’s definition of true wealth, possessions can get in the way a...
Third Story <ul><li>The Application: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ This is how it will be for anyone . . . who is not rich towar...
Third Story <ul><li>Rich toward God: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remembering that we are known & loved by God! </li></ul></ul><u...
Third Story <ul><li>Rich toward God: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being willing to trust God with our lives and accept His help! ...
Conclusion <ul><li>What is it that you treasure . . . really? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is your heart . . . really? </li></u...
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Tim Bartel shares a message on Luke 12:15-21 on the topic of Wealth or Life, Feb 24, 2008.

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Wealth Or Life

  1. 1. Wealth or Life? Calvary Baptist Church Feb. 23 & 24, 2008
  2. 2. Are we wealthy? <ul><li>In human terms? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In divine terms? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What would God say? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. First Story <ul><li>A Request: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell my brother to . . . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jesus’ response: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beware of all kinds of greed! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The point: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possessions have no point of reference in God’s definition of wealth! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Second Story <ul><li>A Windfall!: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than his barns could hold! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Things to notice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The man is only interested in larger barns! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The man is completely self-possessed! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The man is unprepared for the payments he owes! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The man is completely earthly-focused ! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Second Story <ul><li>The Point: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In God’s definition of true wealth, possessions can get in the way and actually be a sign of real poverty! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Third Story <ul><li>The Application: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ This is how it will be for anyone . . . who is not rich toward God.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can find ourselves experiencing real poverty, where we have nothing to show for our lives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who does not take their life seriously! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Third Story <ul><li>Rich toward God: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remembering that we are known & loved by God! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Valuing other people by being generous! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being mindful that relationship with God is of far greater value than all of our possessions! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Third Story <ul><li>Rich toward God: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being willing to trust God with our lives and accept His help! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making sure our ‘stuff’ is more about Him than us! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being generous with forgiveness! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing our trust to overrule our uncertainties and fears! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>What is it that you treasure . . . really? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is your heart . . . really? </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t go for wealth . . . go for life! </li></ul>

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