“CONSCIOUS AND INTENTIONAL MINISTRY: DOING WHO I AM”

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO IS NOT ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE – PASTOR MARTIN CHILDS JR. D. MIN.

TITLE: WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO IS NOT ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE

TEXT: LUKE 12:13-21

INTRODUCTION
A. Many humans primarily define other humans by what they have ​

B. Or not…

C. Note: Do not receive and apply to yourself the definition of others based upon you what have… or not… ​

D. Many are lured by the acquisition of “stuff”

E. “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

F. Jesus responded, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”

1. Take heed and beware of

2. Covetousness =

3. Who you are and what you do is not about what you have

PARABLE
A. If I take the credit, ​
1. The ground of a certain rich man produced abundantly

2. What did the rich man do?

3. What did the ground do?

4. We take too much credit…

B. I want the benefit ​

1. He thought to himself

2. “What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?”

3. Note: He did not talk to God nor to other people

C. When I think TO myself, I only think

ABOUT myself ​
1. “This is what I will do

2. I will pull down my barns and build larger ones,

3. and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

4. And I will say to my soul,

5. Soul, you have many goods stored up for many years

6. relax, eat, drink, be merry.”

D. When I only think ABOUT myself, I will die BY myself ​
1. God said,

2. “You fool! This night your soul will be required of you

3. then whose will those things be which you have stored up?

4. So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”
WORK FOR THE WEEK

MAY MEMORY VERSE
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.​​​​​Ephesians 3:20, 21

MAY MEDITATION QUOTE
“The task ahead of us can never, ever be greater than the power within us.”​​​​​​Joseph Shabalala

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