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Are You a Fool?


The Parables of Jesus

This week we consider a distressing parable intended to remind us that there is far more to life than having a lot of stuff!

Scripture Reference

Luke 12: 16-21

Complementary Passage: Exodus 35: 20-29

Sermon Audio

Sermon Notes

Life’s Uncertain – Be Reconciled and Rich Toward God

  • The Need to Be Reconciled & Rich Towards God
    • Lessons from the Parable of the Rich Fool
    • First and foremost, be reconciled with God
  • What Does It Look Like to be Rich Toward God?
    • What are we rich toward, focused on, and holding tight right now?
    • Richness toward God
      • 2 Corinthians 8: 1-5 – a poor church giving out of extreme poverty, abundant joy, and overflowing generosity and faith
      • 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8 – a rich church invited to give freely after reflection and prayer
  • What Does It Look Like for You to Be Rich Toward God?
    • I’m not going to tell you! (No fixed number, the widow’s mites)
    • We (LRBC) have real needs for ministry, mission, maintenance, benevolence, etc.
    • Gospel ministry to the ends of the earth