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Blessed are the Poor

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Intro about bankruptcy? Dave Ramsey?

We must recognize our spiritual bankruptcy to inherit eternal treasure.

READ 18-27
We don’t realize that we are bankruptcy, actually we each think that we are pretty “good.”
view of human nature
Are you really good? or Do you have enough treasure?
We must examine our “Treasure Chests.”
We must empty our treasure chests of...
We must examine our “Treasure Chests.”

Self-Righteousness

Resume
Examine external obedience, but also internal obedience, revealing the disobedience to the 1st command of idolatry

External is not sufficient

Self-Sufficiency

Account Statement - Dollar Bill
Luke 18:24 HCSB
Seeing that he became sad, Jesus said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!
Luke 18:
Luke 18:24–27 HCSB
Seeing that he became sad, Jesus said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” Those who heard this asked, “Then who can be saved?” He replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”

Self-Importance-

Bling
He is referred simply as the “Rich young Ruler.”
Wouldn’t you rather that God call you by your name instead of God call you by your net worth.

Application:

Salvation:
READ verses 28-30
Believers: Don’t slip into the pride of self-righteousness, self-sufficiency, or self-importance. Sure it costs to follow Jesus, but the reward is indescribable.
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