Summary: Our desires to have earthly riches!
ARE YOU BUILDING BIGGER BARNS?
All the people said HE’S A SUCCESS
But God said He’s Stupid
God said He’s a fool
This rich man was just controlled by the
Force of the world
And not to mention the force of the devil
Men would point him out to their sons
They would point out his mansion on the hill
And his Egyptian thoroughbred Horses
His fancy Golden Horsedrawn coach
But God points out things as well..
And God has directed his attention
To His Lost Soul!!!
This Rich Man made three mistakes already
He measured his success in material things
He thought he could satisfy his soul with
Meat and beer
And the worst mistake was
He thought he was gonna live on this earth
Now we all know better than that don’t we??
Jesus Christ was busy teaching his disciples
And He was interrupted by someone who
Wanted him to resolve a family dispute over
What????? Just the root of all evil!
He wanted Jesus to get the money for him
But Jesus saw straight through to the problem
The problem in his heart----GREED!!!!
This is one of our biggest mistakes today
That we make people
We let our flesh take completely over and
Let our main priority in life is to get WEALTH
There’s many of us here tonight who can identify
With this farmer
He’s a happy man
He’s a rich man
He had a good harvest
This is what most of us strive for in our lives daily
To be rich and successful and
THIS FARMER WAS ENJOYING THAT!!
And in VS 19 He’s looking forward to
A whole lot more of it!!!
I will say to my soul thou hast much
Goods laid up for many years
Take thine ease
Eat, drink and be merry!!!!
ARE YOU BUILDING BIGGER BARNS??
Not because we don’t have any
But because we need bigger ones
So here He’s gonna tear down the old ones
And build bigger new ones!!!
Everything was fine and good
And this is the typical lifestyle of Americans
We want to improve our lifestyle
We want to increase our wealth
We want to find more ways to enjoy life
We want to store up our wealth
We want to store up our possessions
So we can enjoy them when we’re old
We’re always planning for the future
We want to invest in the good stock
We want to have a big life insurance policy
We want to have plenty of property
We want to have a large 401K retirement
And all the time – We don’t need any of
what we need is like that song
I’m laying up treasures for my heavenly home
I’m counting my riches by the
Souls that I lead to Jesus Christ!!!!
But everything was all hunkey Dory until
Thou fool, this night thy soul
Shall be required of thee
Then whose shall those things be
Which thou hast provided
I wonder what kind of shape this rich mans
Soul was in at this point!!!!!
I wonder what kind of shape your soul
Is in tonight???
Now God has changed everything around
This farmer ain’t gonna live to see
HIS BIGGER BARNS
He ain’t gonna see tomorrow in this life
He’s gonna face eternity
He might have made plans for his earthly life
But what about his eternal life???
I don’t think this rich man was interested
In his life after this one do you???
You see GOD wasn’t in his life
He didn’t consider God at all
Is God in your life tonight???
Are you considering God at all tonight????
God said YOU FOOL!!!
This very night I demand your life!!!
Who is gonna get what he has prepared for himself
VS. 21 says
So is he tha6t layeth up treasures
For himself and is not
RICH TOWARD GOD
We need not to worry about the things of this life
We need not to worry about what our neighbors
Are thinking about us
We need not to think about anything tonight
WHAT DOES GOD THINK???
Jesus wants us to see the things in the
He told the young man who came to him
In VS. 15
Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for
A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance
Of the things which he possesseth!!!
JESUS ain’t gonna be no part of furthering
Your self interests
Jesus tells us we must serve the lord
And Not ourselves - and certainly not others
You see our life is not to be planned out
And its not to be compared to how rich in
Money and worldly things we can have
Our life needs to be ready to face eternity