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Powered by 4 - June 24, 2011

  • 2011 Jun 24



today's reading.
Mark 10:17-31    And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"...

think about it.
In these changing times, what can the godly expect to face (3:12-13; 4:3-4)? What are the godly to hold onto despite changing times (3:14-4:2)? What is central when you talk to someone about Jesus? How does this passage help you prepare you for witnessing?

the blog.
We've probably all heard and/or read the story of the rich young man from Mark 10:17-31. As the story goes, this rich man is excited about following Jesus… until Jesus tells him he needs to sell all his possessions which were "great." When he receives that news, he leaves disheartened and dejected. A discussion then follows between Jesus and the disciples about wealth and the difficulty it can cause when it comes to salvation and living for the Lord.

So what did this passage convey about wealth, riches and money? What struck me was the power and influence money and possessions can have over us. Having money or nice things isn't the problem. It's our attitude toward money that's the issue. 

So how do we keep from letting money (or whatever it is that we greatly cherish) pull us away from living first and foremost for the Lord? How do you guard against that powerful pull and influence of money and possessions? Tami W.

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