Kingdom Economics INDEX


Chapter 4: Wealth - Rich Toward Man or Rich Toward God?
* from Luke 12
Jesus' response to one man's "prosperity doctrine"
And one of the company said unto him, "Master, speak to my brother,
that he divide the inheritance with me." [Jesus said] "Beware!
Keep yourselves from covetousness,
for a man’s life doesn’t consist of the abundance
of the things which he possesses.” (from Luke 12:13-15)

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* PHYSICAL POSSESSIONS

"..a man’s life doesn’t consist
of the abundance of the things
which he possesses.'” (See
Luke 12:13-15)

* GODLY POSSESSIONS

Have you given any thought
to how you will get clothes
to wear in heaven?
(Luke 12:27-28)

* UNEXPECTED GAIN

The FOOLISH RICH MAN parable

How do you respond to
an unexpected windfall?
(Luke 12:16-21)

* KINGDOM ECONOMICS

"..seek His kingdom, and these
things will be added to you.
Do not be afraid, little flock,
for your Father has chosen
gladly to give you the kingdom."
(See Luke 12:29-32; Matthew 6:33)

* WHAT YOU VALUE?

How do you value quality of
Life? Food? Body? Clothes?
(Luke 12:22-26)

How do you deal with greed?
How do you deal with covetousness?

* REPENT WORLD ECONOMICS

Take on Jesus' way of life:
Sell things.
Give alms without fanfare.
Accept storage space for heavenly treasure.
Wait as a servant prepared for Jesus' return.
(See Luke 12:33-40)
(More on being prepared)

* INVISIBLE

Colossians 1:15 a
(Christ) is the image of the invisible God

* DEALING WITH INVISIBLE THINGS

Romans 1:20
Ever since the creation of the world
his eternal power and divine nature,
invisible though they are, have been
understood and seen
through the things he has made.


THE FOOLISH RICH MAN parable: Luke 12:15-21
15 Then 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.”
16 And He told them a parable, saying,

“The land of a rich man was very productive.
17 And he began reasoning to himself, saying,

‘What shall I do, since I have
no place to store my crops?’
18 Then he said,
‘This is what I will do:
I will tear down my barns and build larger ones,
and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul,
“Soul, you have many goods laid up
for many years to come; take your ease,
eat, drink and be merry.”’
20 But God said to him,
‘You fool! This very night your soul
is required of you; and now who will own
what you have prepared?’
21 So is the man who
stores up treasure for himself,
and is not rich toward God.”