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THE TRUE RICHES. Luke 16:11. [By Ron Halbrook ]. Luke 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?. THE TRUE RICHES. Introduction - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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THE TRUE RICHES

THE TRUE RICHESLuke 16:11[By Ron Halbrook]12Luke 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?2IntroductionTrue riches in kingdom of God: all spiritual blessings in fellowship with GodCommon thread in Luke 16: attitude toward material things affects attitude toward spiritual thingsTHE TRUE RICHES33Introduction3. To obtain true riches:Put God over mammon (vv. 1-13)Put truth over selfish desire (vv. 14-18)Put next world over this one (vv. 19-31)THE TRUE RICHES44I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over MammonTHE TRUE RICHES556Luke 16:1-2 1 And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.67Luke 16:3-4 3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. 4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.78Luke 16:5-7 5 So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? 6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. 7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.89Luke 16:8 8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.910Luke 16:9 9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.1011Luke 16:10-12 10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?1112Luke 16:13 13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.12I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon A. Parable of Unjust Steward: Unfaithful JewsSomething of value entrusted: accountabilityDeut. 32:15 God to give Canaan to Israel, then Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked Amos 6:1 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion: prosperity, entertainment, apathyMany Jews failed in their stewardshipTHE TRUE RICHES1313I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon B. Unjust Steward Acted Wisely: Used his office to bless & befriend debtors who will receive him Vs. 9 Gods people should use possessions unselfishly to bless & befriend others in needWhen stewardship ends, we will be received in heaven by those we servedTHE TRUE RICHES141415Luke 16:9 KJV 9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.Luke 16:9 NIV 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into everlasting dwellings.Use possessions to bless othersBe received in heaven by those we blessed15I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon C. Vv. 10-12 Distinguish the Least & the MuchTHE TRUE RICHES161617Luke 16:10-12 10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?17I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon C. Vv. 10-12 Distinguish the Least & the MuchLeast in value: material blessings Land & nation promises to prepare for Messianic kingdomSquandered these blessings selfish lives, not serve God & brethrenThat which is another mans: temporary stewardshipTHE TRUE RICHES181819Luke 16:10-12 10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?19I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon C. Vv. 10-12 Distinguish the Least & the MuchMuch in value: spiritual blessings Blessings of the Messianic kingdomThe true richesThat which is your own: gift of salvation from sin, eternal life in heavenTHE TRUE RICHES2020I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon C. Vv. 10-12 Distinguish the Least & the MuchJews unfaithful in use of material blessings: unfit to receive spiritual blessings Selfish lives: valued the least above the muchCould not appreciate or properly use the true richesTHE TRUE RICHES2121I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon D. Our Attitude toward Material Things?Gal. 6:10 Opportunity plus ability=responsibilityTHE TRUE RICHES22 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.22I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon D. Our Attitude toward Material Things?2 Cor. 9:7 Give with cheerful heartTHE TRUE RICHES23 7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.23I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon D. Our Attitude toward Material Things?Heb. 10:34 Sacrifice temporal things for eternalTHE TRUE RICHES24 34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.24I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon D. Our Attitude toward Material Things?Use home, car, money, time to serve God & manGive Bibles, gospel literatureGive money to support preachers, help them buy teaching aids Visit gospel meetings, debates, singingsEncourage sons: preach, elder, deaconChurches & individuals spread gospel worldwideTHE TRUE RICHES2525I. Vv. 1-13 Put God Over Mammon E. Vs. 13 Choose One: God OR MammonBOTH cannot have 1st place in our heartTHE TRUE RICHES2613 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.26II. Vv. 14-18 Put Truth Over Selfish DesireTHE TRUE RICHES272728Luke 16:14-15 14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. 15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.2829Luke 16:16-18 16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. 18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.29II. Vv. 14-18 Put Truth Over Selfish Desire A. Vv. 14-15 Jesus Preaching Applied Gods WordCovetous Pharisees got the point resented, resisted, ridiculed JesusJesus shows they justify their own desires rather than submit to the law of GodAbomination to God: vain pride, position, wealth, learning, eloquence, titles, perverting the truth to please men, blind followers, elevated in life & deathTHE TRUE RICHES3030II. Vv. 14-18 Put Truth Over Selfish Desire A. Vv. 14-15 Jesus Preaching Applied Gods WordGod wants the truth exalted above men in sincere, simple, plain teachingThe Pharisees detested the teaching of Jesus as much God detested their pious pretensionsTHE TRUE RICHES3131II. Vv. 14-18 Put Truth Over Selfish Desire B. Vs. 16 The Kingdom of God Is PreachedJohn & Jesus proclaimed this kingdom nearSpiritual kingdom for poor, humble, contriteThe kingdom of God on the earth in the gospel age is the church of Christ established in Acts 2THE TRUE RICHES3232II. Vv. 14-18 Put Truth Over Selfish Desire B. Vs. 16 Every Man Presseth into ItPharisees thought they wanted Gods kingdom & its richesThe truth Jesus taught prevented them entering with their materialism & prideThey wanted to enter the kingdom with their selfish desires in spite of the truth Jesus taughtTHE TRUE RICHES3333II. Vv. 14-18 Put Truth Over Selfish Desire C. Vv. 17-18 Pharisees Not Enter Gods KingdomGods law not yield one iota to mans desiresGods law on marriage illustrates their dilemmaPerverted Deut. 24:1-4 to allow divorce for any & all whimsThe law of Christ will be stricter than MosesTHE TRUE RICHES3434II. Vv. 14-18 Put Truth Over Selfish Desire C. Vv. 17-18 Pharisees Not Enter Gods KingdomMans pride & perversion of truth prevent men from entering the kingdom while professing to enroll them in it!Jesus confronted false doctrines & teachers out of a love for God, truth, & soulsTHE TRUE RICHES3535III. Vv. 19-31 Put the Next World Over This OneTHE TRUE RICHES363637Luke 16:19-21 19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.3738Luke 16:22-24 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.3839Luke 16:25-26 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.3940Luke 16:27-29 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: 28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.4041Luke 16:30-31 30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.41III. Vv. 19-31 Put the Next World Over This One A. Rich Man: Picture of Unfaithful JewsLife of materialism & selfish desireAt ease in ZionNot use possessions to serve God & manTHE TRUE RICHES4242III. Vv. 19-31 Put the Next World Over This One B. Some Claim This Is a ParableText not say soLazarus a personal nameIf so, it means such events happen oftenTHE TRUE RICHES4343III. Vv. 19-31 Put the Next World Over This One C. Hadean World Real!Righteous & wicked dead exist, conscious!Righteous souls comforted: awaiting eternal state in resurrected body in heavenWicked souls tormented: awaiting eternal state in resurrected body in hell THE TRUE RICHES4444III. Vv. 19-31 Put the Next World Over This One D. Vs. 26 A Great Gulf Fixed: Our Destiny Cannot Be Changed After DeathTHE TRUE RICHES45 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.45III. Vv. 19-31 Put the Next World Over This One E. God Does Not Measure As Man DoesLazarus died in pain & obscurity: God esteemed him highly & comforted himRich man died in comfort & fame: his life an abomination to God & he was tormented (vs. 15)THE TRUE RICHES4646III. Vv. 19-31 Put the Next World Over This One F. God Ordained Truth as the Means to Save UsIf we want to be saved, we must obey the truth (not one iota will yield to our selfish desire, vs. 17)THE TRUE RICHES47 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.47III. Vv. 19-31 Put the Next World Over This One F. God Ordained Truth as the Means to Save UsIf we want others to be saved, we must teach them the truthTHE TRUE RICHES48 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.48Invitation:True riches in kingdom of God: all spiritual blessings in fellowship with GodCommon thread in Luke 16: attitude toward material things affects attitude toward spiritual thingsTHE TRUE RICHES4949Invitation:3. To obtain true riches:Put God over mammon (vv. 1-13)Put truth over selfish desire (vv. 14-18)Put next world over this one (vv. 19-31)THE TRUE RICHES5050Invitation:4. Christ offers the true riches now:Acts 8:22 To the erring saintTHE TRUE RICHES51 22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.51Invitation:4. Christ offers the true riches now:Gal 3:26-27 To the sinner in the worldTHE TRUE RICHES52 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.52

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