Counterfeit 01: Deceit

In 1865, between 1/3 and 1/2 of the currency circulating in the nation was counterfeit. These days we still have a problem of counterfeit deception, and this message gives insight into how to recognize it.

Mark 4:14 The sower sows the Word.

Mark 4:18-19    And others are the ones sown among thorns.  They are those who hear the Word, but the the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter and choke the Word, and it proves unfruitful.

Proverbs 18:11 A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income.

1 Timothy 6:17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, charge them…not to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

“I will not trust in riches but in Him who richly provides.” -Andy Stanley

“Contentment isn’t getting what you want.  It’s appreciating what you have!” -Mark Batterson