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Your Treasure's Where Your Heart Is Found
Matthew 6:19-24 and Luke 12:16-21

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Part of a study on the Sermon on the Mount

READER 1 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
READER 2 Don't store them up
READER 3 Hoard them
READER 4 Stash them away
READER 2 Seeking to become richer and richer.
READER 3 Jesus told this parable:
READER 1 The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop.
READER 4 Plentiful harvest.
READER 1 He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'
READER 2 No place to store it all.
READER 1 This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
READER 2 I'll tear down my barns
READER 3 And build bigger ones.
READER 2 Tear down my barns
READER 4 And build bigger ones.
READER 3 Bigger ones.
READER 2 Bigger.
READER 3 More.
READER 4 Much.
READER 1 And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." '
READER 2 But God said to him, 'You fool!
READER 3 You blind man.
READER 4 You idiot!
READER 1 This very night your life will be demanded from you.
READER 2 Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
READER 3 This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself
READER 4 But is not rich toward God.
READER 3 Rich toward God.
READER 1 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,
READER 2 Where moth and rust destroy,
READER 3 And where thieves break in and steal.
READER 1 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
READER 2 Treasures in heaven.
READER 3 Where moth and rust do not destroy,
READER 4 And where thieves do not break in and steal.
READER 1 For where your treasure is,
READER 2 There your heart will be also.
READERS 1 and 2 For where your treasure is,
READERS 3 and 4 There your heart will be also.
READER 1 The eye is the lamp of the body.
READER 2 The eye is like a window through which the light shines in.
READER 1 If your eyes are good,
READER 3 If your spiritual vision is sound,
READER 4 Your whole body will be full of light.
READER 1 But if your eyes are bad,
READER 2 Your spiritual vision is faulty
READER 3 Off track.
READER 4 Influenced by greed.
READER 1 Your whole body will be full of darkness.
READER 2 If then the light within you is darkness,
READER 3 How great is that darkness!
READER 1 No one can serve two masters.
READER 2 Two masters.
READER 3 Either he will hate the one and love the other,
READER 4 Or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
READER 1 No one can serve two masters.
READER 2 Two masters.
READER 3 You cannot serve both God and Money.
READER 1 God
READER 2 And Mammon.
READER 1 God
READER 3 And materialism.
READER 1 No one can serve two masters.
READER 2 You cannot serve two masters.
READER 3 You cannot serve both God and Money.
ALL Serve God!

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Part of a study on the Sermon on the Mount found at http://www.jesuswalk.com/manifesto/

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