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Session 25

What Can Destroy You?

Read: Mark 4:18-20

In Mark 4, Jesus spoke about the obstacles that a farmer faces when planting his crop. Occasionally, the seed will start growing and appear to be healthy, but then weeds grow up alongside the seed and kill the harvest.

There was nothing wrong with the seed the farmer planted. It was healthy, sturdy and strong, but it still encountered a problem. Like the seed, we also encounter weeds that make our lives unfruitful: worry, greed and envy. Jesus warned the crowd that some will hear His message and believe, but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things will come in and choke the message from them (Mark 4:19).

When these three areas affect our walk with God and our faith in Him, they will choke out God's words making it unfruitful in our lives. Becoming preoccupied with worry, wealth and what others have causes us to miss the true meaning of life. Wealth is a tool to meet needs and help others. When we use it for this purpose, we will see a great harvest of miracles in our lives.

Think About:
1. Where do you go for financial advice? What role does the Bible play in your financial decisions?
2. Do you remember the worst financial decision you ever made? What influenced that decision?
3. How can you protect yourself against weeds such as worry, greed and envy?

Pray:
Jesus, forgive me for allowing worry, greed and envy to influence my financial decisions. You have a plan for every area of my life, including my money, and Your plan is always best! Help me to follow You more every day.


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Following Jesus Is Radical

Following Jesus Is Radical

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2

Everything Belongs to Jesus

Everything Belongs to Jesus

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3

It’s Not About Me

It’s Not About Me

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4

Jesus Says We Should Tithe

Jesus Says We Should Tithe

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5

God Doesn’t Need Our Money

God Doesn’t Need Our Money

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Money Doesn’t Save Us. Jesus Does.

Money Doesn’t Save Us. Jesus Does.

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Jesus Alone Satisfies Our Souls

Jesus Alone Satisfies Our Souls

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Everyone Can Afford to Tithe

Everyone Can Afford to Tithe

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Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

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We All Need Help Sometimes

We All Need Help Sometimes

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Know Where Your Money Goes

Know Where Your Money Goes

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12

How To Distinguish Wants From Needs

How To Distinguish Wants From Needs

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13

You Can’t Love Both God and Money

You Can’t Love Both God and Money

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14

God Wants You To Be Debt-Free

God Wants You To Be Debt-Free

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Debt Is a Choice

Debt Is a Choice

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16

Broke People Can’t Bless People

Broke People Can’t Bless People

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17

Better Planning Leads To Better Choices

Better Planning Leads To Better Choices

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18

Fund Your Future

Fund Your Future

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19

Every Cent Counts

Every Cent Counts

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20

Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off

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21

Faithfulness Now Increases Responsibility Later

Faithfulness Now Increases Responsibility Later

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22

Less Is More

Less Is More

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23

Giving Is More Fun Than Receiving

Giving Is More Fun Than Receiving

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24

Give Your Best

Give Your Best

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25

What Can Destroy You?

What Can Destroy You?

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26

God Never Fails

God Never Fails

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Work With Purpose

Work With Purpose

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Do Whatever It Takes

Do Whatever It Takes

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