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To Be Rich Without God

James 5:1-6 Would you like to be rich? Very few would say, “Nah, it doesn’t interest me!”  One wise guy said , “They say it’s better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable. But couldn’t something be worked out, such as being moderately wealthy and just a little moody?”  As Christians, we know that the Bible has many warnings against the dangers of pursuing wealth.  Paul said this to Timothy “ But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. ” 1 Tim 6:9-10.  But most of us read this portion of Paul’s letter would say “I could handle it, or at least I’d like to try!” Too many people! It seems as if more money would solve a whole lot of our problems.  But, we often forget that wealth can create a lot


Mark 14:32-42 There is a story about two young brothers around the age of 10 and 11. They were always getting into trouble around the community. There wasn’t a day that would go by that these two young boys wouldn’t find something to get themselves into......After many talks and many spanks the father was at the point that he didn’t know what to do! He followed what the word of God said.....but still nothing changing in their behaviour. Then one day like clockwork! It happened again. His sons got into trouble and dad knew, and they knew it was time for another spanking........but dad did something that he never done before......he called his sons into the living room, paused for a moment and said to his sons... ”you don’t seem to care about how this hurts me and your mother......the spankings don’t seem to be working, when I ground you or take things away you don’t seem to care” .........Another pause and dad said “So I’m not going to spank you or do anything!” Both brother