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JESUS‘ WARNINGS...- Don‘t be fooled by – or becomeobsessed with the need to cultivate – the the false securityblanket of your own REPUTATION- Don‘t be fooled by – or becomeobsessed with the need
TWO QUESTIONS TOCONSIDER...- QUESTION #1: WHO are you?- QUESTION #2: WHERE are you?
MATTHEW 6:19-21 // TWO KINDSOF TREASUREnot store up for yourselves Do treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven
MATTHEW 6:22-24 // TWO The eye is the lamp of EYES KINDS OF the body (giving light to see). If your eyes are healthy (generous) your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy (stingy), your whole body will be full of darkness.
MATTHEW 6:22-24 // TWO KINDS OF MASTERS No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Mammon.
GOD & MAMMON- BOTH want to be your MASTER, onlyONE deserves it- God promises AND delivers, Mammonjust promises...- God is GENEROUS, Mammon isSELFISH
GOD & MAMMON //American Past D. Rockefeller John was worth the equivalent of $663.4 Bill. (cf. 2007) He was reportedly unhappy. When asked how much
MATTHEW 6:25-27Therefore I tell you, do notworry about your life, what youwill eat or drink; or about yourbody,what you will wear. Is not lifemore than food,and the body more thanclothes? Look at the birds of theair; they do not sow or reap or
MATTHEW 6:28-30 And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not evenSolomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire,
MATTHEW 6:31-34So do not worry, saying, ‗Whatshall we eat?‘or ‗What shall we drink?‘ or‗What shall we wear?‘For the pagans run after allthese things, andyour heavenly Father knowsthat you need them.But seek first His kingdom and
AN ECONOMY BASED ONUNHAPPINESS... system could―The American economicnot continue to exist without keeping usconstantly dissatisfied and somewhatunhappy. Consider...if you‘re happywith your life;if you enjoy spending time with yourchildren,playing with them and talking with them;
AN ECONOMY BASED ONUNHAPPINESS...―...And if you have a peaceful sense ofwho you are andare stabilized in your relationships; ifyou like solitude,enjoy praying and just like talking topeople—spending timein conversation with them; if you enjoyliving simply;
AN ECONOMY BASED ONUNHAPPINESS...―That‘s why the ads on television try toconvince you thatyou are not thin enough; your skin is notsmooth enough;you don‘t have the kind of car thatimpresses people;you lack the symbols of achievementthat will
AN ECONOMY BASED ONUNHAPPINESS... in which we―Only then can the societylive manipulate usinto buying more and morecommodities to fill the emptinessof our lives; to assure others that weare successful;and create that false sense ofsatisfaction which
JESUS UNDERLYINGASSUMPTIONS live in FEAR- We are TEMPTED to- We are TEMPTED to see MONEY asour SECURITY- God is a FATHER who LOVES us- God is a FATHER/KING who willPROVIDE for us- The Kingdom heart RESTS in theknowledge of
TWO QUESTIONS &ANSWERS WHO are you?- QUESTION #1: ANSWER #1: I am a child of God, inwhom Jesus dwells...
TWO QUESTIONS &ANSWERS WHO are you?- QUESTION #1: ANSWER #1: I am a child of God, inwhom Jesus dwells...- QUESTION #2: WHERE are you? ANSWER #2: I am living in theunshakable Kingdom of God...