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Swapping Fool’s Gold for Real Gold. Redeeming the American Dream. re·deem (rî-dêm¹) verb , transitive ; re·deemed , re·deem·ing , re·deems To set free; rescue or ransom: He was redeemed from the kidnappers …

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Swapping fool s gold for real gold

Swapping Fool’s Gold for Real Gold


Redeeming the american dream

Redeeming the American Dream

re·deem(rî-dêm¹) verb, transitive; re·deemed, re·deem·ing, re·deems

  • To set free; rescue or ransom: He was redeemed from the kidnappers…

  • To restore the honor, worth, or reputation of: You botched the last job but can redeem yourself on this one.


Redeeming the american dream1

Redeeming the American Dream

re·deem(rî-dêm¹) verb, transitive; re·deemed, re·deem·ing, re·deems

  • To set free; rescue or ransom: He was redeemed from the kidnappers…

  • To restore the honor, worth, or reputation of: You botched the last job but can redeem yourself on this one.


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Swapping Fool’s Gold for Real Gold

He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions." Luke 12:15


The rich and powerful fool

The Rich and Powerful Fool

  • Can You Be Rich, Powerful AND a Fool?

Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” …God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God. Psalm 53:2


The rich and powerful fool1

The Rich and Powerful Fool

  • Can You Be Rich, Powerful AND a Fool?

  • Lk. 12:16-19 A rich and powerful man

Then he told them a story: “A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’ Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods.”’

And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!


The rich and powerful fool2

The Rich and Powerful Fool

  • Can You Be Rich, Powerful AND a Fool?

  • Lk. 12:16-19 A rich and powerful man…

  • Lk. 12:20 Yet he was a fool!

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’


The rich and powerful fool3

The Rich and Powerful Fool

  • Can You Be Rich, Powerful AND a Fool?

  • Lk. 12:16-19 A rich and powerful man…

  • Lk. 12:20 Yet he was a fool!

  • Lk. 12:21 Because he ignored God.

“Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.” Luke 12:21


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The Rich and Powerful Fool

  • Can You Be Rich, Powerful AND a Fool?

  • Lk. 12:16-19 A rich and powerful man…

  • Lk. 12:20 Yet he was a fool!

  • Lk. 12:21 Because he ignored God.

  • His view of life was distorted…


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The Rich and Powerful Fool

  • Can You Be Rich, Powerful AND a Fool?

  • Lk. 12:16-19 A rich and powerful man…

  • Lk. 12:20 Yet he was a fool!

  • Lk. 12:21 Because he ignored God.

  • His view of life was distorted…


Mining for fool s gold

Mining for Fool’s Gold

  • Greed-Poisoned Reality

Pleonexia - greed, insatiableness, avarice, covetousness; pleon (earnest; more) & echo (to have; hold)

"Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed…" Luke 12:15

iron pyrite – the most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust


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Mining for Fool’s Gold

  • Greed-Poisoned Reality

  • No time for reality-check

"Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed…" Luke 12:15

"Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, he is like a man building a house…and that house and could not be shaken, because it had been well built. Luke 6:47-48


Mining for fool s gold2

Mining for Fool’s Gold

  • Greed-Poisoned Reality

  • No time for reality-check

  • Oblivious to the truth

"Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed…" Luke 12:15

God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you!’


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Mining for Fool’s Gold

  • Greed-Poisoned Reality

  • No time for reality-check

  • Oblivious to the truth

  • Fantasy Reality: ME

"Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed…" Luke 12:15


Mining for fool s gold4

Mining for Fool’s Gold

  • Greed-Poisoned Reality

  • No time for reality-check

  • Oblivious to the truth

  • Fantasy Reality: ME

"Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed…" Luke 12:15


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Mining for Fool’s Gold

  • Greed-Poisoned Reality

  • No time for reality-check

  • Oblivious to the truth

  • Fantasy Reality: ME

  • Control-Freakism

"Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed…" Luke 12:15

24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!

25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?

26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?


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Mining for Fool’s Gold

  • Greed-Poisoned Reality

  • No time for reality-check

  • Oblivious to the truth

  • Fantasy Reality: ME

  • Control-Freakism

  • Misplaced Trust

27 “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!”

"Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed…" Luke 12:15


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Mining for Fool’s Gold

  • Greed-Poisoned Reality

  • No time for reality-check

  • Oblivious to the truth

  • Fantasy Reality: ME

  • Control-Freakism

  • Misplaced Trust

29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.

30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.

31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

"Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed…" Luke 12:15


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The Rich and Powerful Fool

  • Nobody plans on becoming a “powerful fool”.

  • No believer plans on losing their priorities.

  • It all began with ingratitude…


The rich and powerful fool7

The Rich and Powerful Fool

  • Nobody plans on becoming a “powerful fool”.

  • No believer plans on losing their priorities.

  • It all began with ingratitude…


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The Rich and Powerful Fool

  • Nobody plans on becoming a “powerful fool”.

  • No believer plans on losing their priorities.

  • It all began with ingratitude…

  • Reverse it by becoming “Rich toward God”

"So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." Luke 12:21


Real gold rich towards god

Real Gold: “Rich Towards God”


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Swapping Fool’s Gold for Real Gold

Is Not…

It IS…

How to Win Beyond Winning

How to Win, No Matter How Great the Opposition.

Listening to God before you screw it all up!

  • How to hate winners

  • How to become a looser and love it…

  • The advantages of shirking responsibility.

  • The joys of poor stewardship…


How can you be a rich powerful fool

How Can You Be a Rich, Powerful Fool?

  • “The fool has said in his heart, ‘there is no God’”

  • Clearly this guy’s problem

  • Too Much Greed had Poisoned Reality

  • It all began with Ingratitude

    • Nobody plans on becoming a “powerful fool”.


This is not

This is NOT:

  • Hate the winners.

  • How to become a looser and enjoy it.

  • The advantages of shirking responsibility.

  • The joy of poor stewardship.


It is

It IS:

  • How to Win Beyond Winning

  • How to Win, No Matter How Great the Opposition.

  • Where God Gets to Say Something Before It Happens


Swapping fool s gold for real gold

Grateful Heart

Ungrateful Heart

Greedy, snarling, territorial, stingy.

Turns away from love

Gets bitter, tracks scores

Demands priase.

Descructive

Called “Children of the devil”

  • Rich Toward God & Others

  • Enjoys love relationships

  • Forgives, knowing how much forgiveness was received

  • Gives praise

  • Redemptive

  • Called “Childrn of God”


Ultimate directions

Ultimate Directions

Grace offends the“entitlement” thinkers


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