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SERMON 2/26/2017

MONOPOLY- GOD EDITION
Scripture: Matt 6:19-21

Christ warned about the mindset of Monopoly, but all board games have some way to measure success: determining how you win or lose. How do measure success in how we live for Christ? How do we know whether we’ve actually stored up treasures in heaven?

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Well Jesus said we need to measure our success this way:

“…store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

“…seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

“…When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.” 2 Corinthians 10:12b

How should I measure MY success in life?

How can I know that my life has had meaning and purpose?

How can I know that I have sought His kingdom and His righteousness?

2 WAYS NOT to seek 1st His Kingdom and Righteousness.

#1 The Pharisees were VERY religious people and they measured their success by their religiosity.

#2: the trap of Churchiopoly.

Because where your treasure is… that’s where your heart is as well.

“Where shall I work today, dear Lord.”

And my love flowed warm and free.

He answered and said “See that little place? Tend that place for me.”

I answered and said, “Oh no, not there! No one would ever see!

It wouldn’t matter how well my work was done. Not that little place for me.”

His voice, when he spoke, was soft and kind. He spoke so tenderly.

“Little one, search that heart of thine — Are you working for them, or me?

Nazareth was a little place. So was Galilee.”