The Parable of the Rich Fool
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: 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 ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
Covetousness is therefore, a sin with a very wide range. If it is the desire for money, it leads to theft. If it is the desire for prestige, it leads to evil ambition. If it is the desire for power, it leads to sadistic tyranny. If it is the desire for a person, it leads to sexual sin.
- Why do you think Jesus refused to get involved in the problem of dividing the inheritance? (Luke12:14). Are there problems that we should not be avoiding?
- Greed is defined as coveting (wanting) something you don’t have. Envy is coveting what someone else has. Be honest, what are some things you have been coveting lately? How has this affected your priorities and your relationship with God? These questions are taken from the following website: https://cdn.sdrock.com/docs/discussion questions/2012-06-24-suggestions.pdf
- What are the negative effects of the love of money (Matthew 19:23-24; Mark 4:19; Mark 10:17-22)? (This question taken also from above website)
- What is the value of your soul? What is the value of another person’s soul? How can we live with an eternal perspective?
Scriptures to Consider
- 1 Timothy 6:9-10
- Psalm 10:3
- Psalm 49:16-20
- Matthew 16:26
Monday, March 2
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
9:30 am Women’s Prayer time
6:30 pm Book Club
Tuesday, March 3
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups
7:00 pm Deep Dish
Wednesday, March 4
9:45 am Keenagers Bible Study
4:30 pm & 6:00 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Old Testament Study
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s
Thursday, March 5
10:00 am 2 Little 4 Me Table registration
4:00 pm Pre-teen Pizza Party
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
Friday, March 6
Men’s Retreat at Camp Nakamun
Saturday, March 7
Set clocks ahead 1 hour to Daylight Savings Time
Sunday, March 8
9:15 &11:15 am Worship Services
5:00 pm Corporate Prayer
6:00 pm Hymn Sing
6:00 pm ALPHA
40 DAYS FOR LIFE Join the Prayer Vigil February 26 to April 5 outside of 12409 - 109A Ave., Edmonton. For more information visit them online.
BAPTISM CLASSES Interested in or have questions about baptism? Meet in the Prayer room with Pastor Art this Sunday morning at 9:15 or 11:15am.
WOMEN'S DEEP DISH this Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Come to connect over coffee & dessert, “dig deeper” with Rosie Toornstra. We will also make a scripture canvas craft.
2 LITTLE 4 ME Table rental registration for the spring sale (April 25) will open on March 5 at 10:00 am in person at the church. Cost is $40 and there are 25 tables available.
GRADE 5/6 CLASS SAVE THE DATES:
- Pizza Party this Thursday, March 5, see your teacher for details. Invitations going home today.
- Saturday, April 4 Palm Sunday practice from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The grade 5-6 students will be presenting on Palm Sunday (April 5). If your child is wanting to participate please bring them for an onstage practice on April 4.
MEN’S RETREAT “Man on a Mission” with speaker Dan Ibsen – March 6-8 at Camp Nakamun. Cost to attend is $175. Register online or at the Welcome Centre on Sunday.
SPRING FORWARD Time change will come into effect this Sunday March 8 at 2:00 am. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night or you will possibly miss service next week.
HYMN SING Join us for an old fashioned Hymn Sing on Sunday, March 8 from 6-7 pm in the Fireside Room. Coffee will be served afterwards so please bring finger foods to share. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!
ESTATE PLANNING PRESENTATION on Monday, March 9 at 7:00 pm in the Oasis. A Tax Specialist and Lawyer will be sharing information to consider when financially planning for now and the future. Sign up at the Welcome Centre today. Talk to Dan Houcher if you have questions.
AWANA GRAND PRIX Join us on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and cheer on the clubbers as they race their cars down the track. Cars can still be purchased at AWANA until March 4 for $8 each. Completed cars need to be brought for weigh on March 11 at AWANA.
DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY is studying the Beatitudes on March 19 – 21.
Dr. Ron Cottle will be providing an in-depth study of each profound declaration of Jesus.
Join us as we learn their eternal value for us today. Register with Pastor Coreen.
SINGIN' THE GOSPEL Night of Praise March 22 at 6:00 pm. This evening will feature 3 local area artists. Jamie and Faith Blahun, The Martens Sisters, and Dave Crawford. This concert is in cooperation with Every Home For Christ and has an open invitation to the community at large. Come and bring a neighbor and bring a friend.
FIRST AID TRAINING WITH LEVEL C CPR/AED , April 4 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The cost for this program is $90 per person. We will be hosting a Blended Learning Standard First Aid course. This means that the participant will complete 8 hours of online training (up to 3 weeks prior to April 4) and 8 hours of in class training. Space is limited so you must pre-register and pay prior to the event. Sign up at the Children’s Check In kiosk today to receive your registration link. Please see our website for more information.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Roy & Joyce Hewko, Tracey Flynn, Roy & Miriam Taylor.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Josh Palsky - Pastor of Youth and Young Adults. Josh is married to Beth and they have one child.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Corina Langdon. Corina is married to Boyde and they have 3 adult children.
Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene and they have 3 married children.
Our Students: Bo Houcher is attending YWAM, New Zealand.