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  • "Don't Be A Rich Fool"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Aug 2, 2007
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,938 views

    A sermon on being released from the bondage of "stuff."

    Luke 12:13-21 Colossians 3:1-14 “Don’t Be a Rich Fool” By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church Soddy Daisy, TN www.gbgm-umc.prg/grace-sdtn We Methodists have always been known for our good music! Methodists are a singing group of Christians. Back in the 1700’s ...read more

  • The Rich Fool – Balancing The Temporal With The Eternal Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Feb 11, 2002
    based on 98 ratings
     | 14,498 views

    Jesus told a story in Luke’s Gospel to teach us to balance the temporary with the eternal.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: There are many literary forms used in the Bible. There is poetry, proverb, legal document, dramatic narrative, hymn, sermon, theological treatise, personal letter, and apocalyptic vision. And sprinkled into all of these genres are figures of ...read more

  • Rich Toward God Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Sep 15, 2004
    based on 57 ratings
     | 11,786 views

    #14 in Proverbs & Parables series Using the Parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12 and Proverbs - focuses on Putting GOD ABOVE GOLD, PEOPLE ABOVE PLEASURES, and ETERNITY ABOVE EASE. Preached on EASTER Sunday.

    Rich toward God Proverbs 27-28 INTRODUCTION: On Resurrection Sunday our thoughts turn to heavenly themes. We can sing about Jesus reigning in heaven as the King of all Kings and the Lord of all Lords. The image of the Lamb upon the Throne pictures everything Jesus did for us. He gave his ...read more

  • The Value Of The Soul

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Aug 5, 2001
    based on 194 ratings
     | 12,968 views

    A salvation message based on the parable of the rich fool.

    The Value of the Soul Luke 12:16-21 Introduction: Illustration – Recently, a 20-year-old University of Washington student named Adam Burtle posted an unusual item on the Internet auction site eBay. The bidding began at 5 cents on this particular article and eventually reached $400 by the end ...read more

  • Affluenza [april Fools Message] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 30, 2007
    based on 184 ratings
     | 26,683 views

    The Parable of the Rich Fool. "Affluenza" is the disease, the love of money is the root cause, and this story of Jesus is the cure! Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    Ample Fool’s Day Luke 12:16-21 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/RichFool.html Why is it that when life is going the best and we have the most, that we act the most foolishly? When supplies are ample, or we are celebrating a great victory, or someone praises us—we take such opportunity to show ...read more

  • The Man With Six I's

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Jan 14, 2008
    based on 34 ratings
     | 9,831 views

    Covetousness will not satisfy the passions of the flesh.

    Title: The Man With Six I’s The Parable Of The Rich Fool Text: Luke 12:15-21 Theme: Covetousness will not satisfy the passions of the flesh. Introduction: Jesus and Money Jesus talked a great deal about money. Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables were concerned with how to handle money ...read more

  • Mine-Mine-Mine All Mine (The Meaning Behind The Parable Of The Rich Fool)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jul 28, 2016
    based on 48 ratings
     | 14,208 views

    I hope that this Message brings new insight to the Parable of The Rich Fool. Only in Jesus can we come to the place of "Euphraino" That is a time and a place to Rejoice.

    For those not familiar with and Anglican Service; There are four Scripture readings directly before the Message: Today's assigned readings are : Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107: 1-9,43; Colossians 3:1-11 and Luke 12:13-21 God created the physical world ... the material world ... and called it ... ...read more

  • A Fool & His Riches Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Aug 25, 2014
    based on 8 ratings
     | 20,916 views

    Disciple needed to learn the lesson that life is more important than material things. They must learn not to be diverted from their commitment to Jesus by greed for wealth & material possessions. True riches & satisfaction come only from God.

    LUKE 12: [13-] 16-21. [PARABLES IN LUKE] A FOOL AND HIS RICHES [1 Timothy 6:6–10] AMERICA has been assured by its political leaders that ours is the highest standard of living in the World. We have the most wealth that men have ever known. Everywhere there are supermarkets ...read more

  • Be On Your Guard Against Greed!

    Contributed by Michael Otterstatter on Aug 28, 2001
    based on 135 ratings
     | 10,369 views

    Through a parable about a "rich fool" Jesus gave a sharp warning about the love of money. Greed leads to a false view of life. Greed leads to a fool’s death.

    “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” (1 Timothy 6:10) That passage from the Apostle Paul’s first letter to Timothy is well known. It seems that many people who know little else about the Bible can quote that particular passage. Perhaps it is familiar and frequently quoted ...read more

  • The High Cost Of Being Lost

    Contributed by Michael Petty on Oct 28, 2004
    based on 48 ratings
     | 4,870 views

    A sermon that challenges us to count the cost of living a life that has been given to the world and not to Jesus Christ

    "The High Cost Being Lost" Luke 12:16-21 I. Introduction There is an expression that we see a lot on popular youth clothing, it appears on our trucks and it even appears in some advertising. "No Fear" or as we say in the country, "Ain’t Skeered". Now I am not exactly sure where ...read more

  • A Good God Or A Goods God

    Contributed by Mark Bauer on Aug 1, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,075 views

    Sometimes we let goods be our God instead of letting God, who is good, be our God.

    A Good God or a Goods God For years there has been a Snoopy poster that shows how he spends his week: On Sunday, he dances, with the caption, "Party-Time!" On Monday, he scowls, with the caption, "Don’t speak to me." On Tuesday, he lies flat on his back as though dead, ...read more

  • Much Ado About Nothing Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on May 7, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 3,185 views

    911, Part Seven

    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (LK. 12:13-21) The biggest business collapse in 2001 was the downfall of giant energy-trading company Enron. For six years running, Enron was voted Most Innovative among FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies. From 1998 to 2000, Enron’s revenues shot from $31 billion to more than ...read more

  • The World Has Yet To See What God Can Do With A Man Wholly Committed To Him

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 8, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 9,495 views

    Why let worry rob you - of your faith, of your committment of your joy

    Brinton 12-08-01 Luke 12:22-40 – Do not worry Story: Church at the turn of the century At the turn of the 20th Century, the roof of the hall of a little Swiss church was falling down. So the members of the church got together regularly after the ...read more

  • Beauty And The Beast Pt.3 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 18, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,395 views

    The 3rd fairy tale we will look at: "Possessions are powerless."

    INTRO: Thought: How many possessions does a man need? Tolstoy writes a story about a man who lived in Russia who worked for and finally accumulated 1300 acres. His passion was to accumulate land. A stranger came by one day and told him about land in the East where you could have what you could ...read more

  • Treasure Hunt

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 1, 2000
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,566 views

    Trust in God, not riches.

    Treasure Hunt Matthew 6:19-24 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. [20] "But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; [21] for ...read more