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CARRY NO MONEY - Learn To Be Dependent On God

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    The Call of Jesus
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    Welcome to this lesson called
    "Carry No Money".
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    We are in Luke 10, looking at
    the call Jesus has given us.
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    As you will see, Jesus is
    very, very, very specific in the call.
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    He is very specific in instructions
    He has given to His disciples
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    and given to you and me.
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    I know it's a little funny title
    "Carry No Money",
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    but it's, actually, very, very important
    what Jesus is saying to us.
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    So, let's start with reading from my book.
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    "The next thing Jesus says in Luke 10
    is very important for us to understand,
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    especially those of us who are living
    in the materialistic Western world
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    where mammon (money)
    is the biggest god of them all.
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    We read in Luke 10:4,
    'Do not take a purse or bag or sandals;
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    and do not greet anyone on the road."
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    We are going to look at this now.
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    Do not take a purse, or carry no money.
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    We heard this, but many people
    never stopped to actually think about it,
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    what it is Jesus is saying.
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    But, you have to understand,
    what Jesus is saying,
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    He did not just said it without thinking.
    He said it with a very specific purpose.
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    He said it for us to listen, to understand
    and to obey.
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    Jesus sent His disciples out
    without anything.
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    He sent them out without anything.
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    Why? Because He wanted to teach them
    something.
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    He also said that they should not
    greet anyone on the road.
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    That is something we are going to
    look more the next time.
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    But, we read here that Jesus said:
    Do not take purse or bag or sandals.
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    Why? Why did Jesus do that?
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    Why did He send people out
    without... or not allowing them
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    to take a bag, or purse, or sandals?
    Why?
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    Because He wanted them to teach them
    something.
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    He wanted to teach you and me something.
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    He wanted us to learn to be dependent
    on Him
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    and not on our money and what we have.
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    If we look at the church today,
    that is a big problem.
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    It's a big problem in the church today
    because almost everything in the church today
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    comes down to money.
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    In the churches we are so controlled
    by money.
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    Controlled of what we have.
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    But we should not be controlled
    on what we have.
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    We should be led by the Holy Spirit,
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    not led by money.
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    Let me read a longer part from my book
    "The Call of Jesus".
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    "Almost everything in our lives today
    and in our churches in the Western world
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    is centered around money.
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    We are controlled by what we have
    or what we lack.
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    It is also money that, for many,
    is the main factor
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    when it comes to missions,
    church life, etc.
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    If the money is there, we will do it,
    and if not, then we will not do it.
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    But, in the Kingdom of God,
    money is not the problem,
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    and money should never control
    what we can do or cannot do.
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    It is really important for us to learn
    to be dependent on God
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    instead of our money or lack of money.
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    We often think we should really see
    a breakthrough
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    if we have a lot of money and that we
    then could do so many things for God,
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    as if our growth or our obedience
    stands or falls with money.
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    We think that if we have money,
    we can do many things for God,
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    but if we do not have money,
    there is not much we can do.
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    This is not how it should be.
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    We should not be dependent or controlled
    by money or what we have.
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    Instead, we should learn to understand that
    God has all the silver and gold in the world.
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    Everything belongs to Him,
    and with Him, we lack nothing.
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    What is clear in the Bible is that
    the lack of money is not the problem.
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    The lack of workers is the problem."
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    What I'm saying here is not so often
    what I've heard people talk about it.
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    But, if you think of it,
    so many things in our churches
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    is controlled by money.
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    I met many people who say:
    If I just had that money
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    and do this and this,
    I would go out and do this and this,
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    like money is the problem.
    Money is not the problem.
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    Why? Because if you step out,
    when you step out,
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    when you serve God...
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    He will take care of your needs.
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    And I've seen that so many times.
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    I remember when I started our journey
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    we had many, many times, as a family,
    had nothing,
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    but we decided to go out
    on the Word of God.
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    And when we stepped out
    on the Word of God
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    we saw that He took care of us.
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    He provided our needs.
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CARRY NO MONEY - Learn To Be Dependent On God
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