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There was a man named Yates who was a sheepherder. He was very poor and struggled to feed his family but at least he owned his ranch. For years he struggled to survive until one day an oil company came and asked if they could drill for oil on his land. He agreed and the oil company drilled and discovered and immense oil field. Yates became a millionaire immediately! But for years Yates struggled in poverty even though he was literally sitting on a fortune. Brothers and sisters, we are very much like Yates. We have been blessed with Jesus’ words in the Holy Scripture and the Holy Spirit but we live our lives spiritually bankrupt. We do not have to live this way! There is a much better life that Jesus promises us if we simply trust him and believe Him. And this new life lasts starts here and now and lasts forever. Amen? Amen!