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The Rich, Young, (and Very Sad) Ruler

Many of you have heard the story of the rich, young ruler before (Mark 10:17-26).  But how many of us have peeled back the layers of the story to discover principles by which we can manage money and still be in love with God?

Judging by the similarity in how Jesus followers spend their money vs. non-Jesus followers, I’m guessing this story has not truly impacted how we deal with money and with Jesus.

So, let’s take a minute to peel back some layers and explore some principles.  Let’s get started!

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Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Group Discussion


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God vs. Money… or God AND Money?

We heard an interesting fact in yesterday’s sermon.  It’s probably no surprise to learn that Jesus talked about both prayer and money.  But did you know that in Scripture, Jesus talks about money five times more than he talks about prayer? Jesus must really hate money!  In fact, he seems to draw a line in the sand:

““No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” (Matt 6:24 NLT)

But is it a line in the sand?  What does Jesus really say about our relationship with money?

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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Group Discussion


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