Last week we looked into how to pray – persistently. This week we look at Luke 12 where Jesus tells us something not to do…to not be a fool!
We live in an off the charts and still climbing, information and communication age. There are all kinds of pro-active, attractive and brilliant ways information is communicated to us.
Because of all the information targeted our way, we sometimes have to go on the defensive and just tune out. But that doesn’t slow the roll. Bright communicators study our behavior patterns and come back with more aggressive, creative, entertaining & expressive communications that find there way through our barriers and into our mind.
No question, we take in a lot of information. So, here is my question:
are we hearing what it is that we really need to hear?
Amidst all of the emails, texts, apps, and devices; information, advice, perspective and opinions, one important voice needs to be clearly heard.
I am referring to the voice of the one who said He came into the world to bear witness of the truth. He went further and said He is the embodiment of truth …and He claimed the words He was speaking were not His words, but the very words of God.
What Do You Believe?
Now, if you believe Jesus is who and what He claimed to be, then we will agree that what He has to say on any given subject is absolute truth and trumps what anyone else has to say on that topic.
So… with all this information and opinions coming our way, we simply cannot afford not to stop and study and hear Jesus’ voice. That is why we launched this series.
Through parables Jesus teaches the right perspective on all kinds of life topics.
In Luke 12 Jesus tells us something not to do.
Do not be a fool.
Sound advice – so, how do we avoid that?
Jesus ministry was becoming increasingly popular. Thousands of people came out to hear Him teach. The crowd had grown so large that Luke tells us people were stepping on each other. Jesus turned to his disciples and was providing them important perspectives, when some guy yelled out from the crowd, asking Jesus to tell his brother to settle their father’s estate with him.
Jesus’ response was one that will cause you to ask… “Jesus say that?” He then teaches a parable about a fool. Check it out… and join us this Friday morning, around the tables where friends meet and the discussions are lively. The doors open at 6:30 and we’ll start at 7 AM.
Hope to see you early!
~ Ron Dunn
This Week’s Key Verses:
Someone called from the crowd, “Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me.” Jesus replied, “Friend, who made me a judge over you to decide such things as that?” Then he said “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” Then he told them this parable… Luke 12:13-16
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 1 Timothy 6:9
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Proverbs 23:4
But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6
Here is the link to the message: https://vimeo.com/channels/onethingformen