•This myth is at the core of materialism.
•How can anyone think this?
•If people hear a lie long enough they
will believe ...
you are not what you own
• Thus, this myth is opposite of the Truth!
– Proof seen true with Job, riches were not why
he wa...
you are what you think
• We become what we choose to become
spiritually. Prov. 23:7; 22:9; Deut. 15:9;
Mt. 6:23; 9:4
• Goo...
life consists not in your things
• Life isn’t all about worldly possessions!
– Can’t take them with you, because they real...
your life is to be transformed
• Not be conformed to this world, but
transformed and live by what is that good
and accepta...
Conclusion:
• Remember, what men highly esteem is an
abomination to God. Luke 16:13-15
• It’s better to have a little with...
Invitation For You To Be Saved
• You are invited to receive the best riches which
are found in Christ! Eph. 1:3, 7, 18
• H...
You are what you own
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By Mike Smith Debunk the money myth about materialism being the way to go.

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You are what you own

  1. 1. •This myth is at the core of materialism. •How can anyone think this? •If people hear a lie long enough they will believe it. •How should we look at life? •We must consider what God says about life, true value, and what’s really important! John 17:17; Titus 1:2 •Consider the rich man parable… Luke 12:15-23, also 24-32
  2. 2. you are not what you own • Thus, this myth is opposite of the Truth! – Proof seen true with Job, riches were not why he was faithful… Job 1:8-12, 20-22 • True Worth abides in God’s eyes, all are created in His likeness. James 2:1-9; 3:9; Genesis 9:6 • He loves us all the same. John 3:16 – How will you value yourself? Eph. 5:29 – Now, how will you value others? Jas. 2:8 • Train by God’s wisdom. Prov. 30:8-9
  3. 3. you are what you think • We become what we choose to become spiritually. Prov. 23:7; 22:9; Deut. 15:9; Mt. 6:23; 9:4 • Good or evil? Your choice! Mt. 12:35 • You must not love the world or the things in the world. 1 Jn. 2:15-17; Ps. 119:36-37 – The world and its things are just temporal, God and His things (of faith) are eternal! 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; 5:7; Romans 8:24-25; Hebrews 11:1
  4. 4. life consists not in your things • Life isn’t all about worldly possessions! – Can’t take them with you, because they really are not part of you. 1 Tim. 6:7 – Can’t save your soul, soul is more valuable… Mt. 16:26 – Can’t keep you alive forever… Heb. 9:27 • Riches can deceive you and cause you to lose your soul! Revelation 3:15-19; 1 Timothy 6:10
  5. 5. your life is to be transformed • Not be conformed to this world, but transformed and live by what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God… Romans 12:1-2 • Not to focus purely on earthly riches… Jeremiah 9:23-24 • But we should focus on knowing and understanding God who exercises lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth!
  6. 6. Conclusion: • Remember, what men highly esteem is an abomination to God. Luke 16:13-15 • It’s better to have a little with righteousness than much with wickedness. Psalm 37:16 • Man’s life does NOT consist in the abundance of the material things he possesses. Luke 12:15 • We must seek to live life looking through heaven’s eyes lest we lose our eternal life. Mark 10:17-27
  7. 7. Invitation For You To Be Saved • You are invited to receive the best riches which are found in Christ! Eph. 1:3, 7, 18 • How do you get into Christ (Become Saved)? – You hear and believe God’s word... John 6:45 – You have faith in Christ… John 8:24 – Your repentance of sin… Acts 2:38; 3:19 – Your confession of Christ… Acts 8:37 – Your baptism into Christ… Gal. 3:27;Acts 22:16

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