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Wealth is a Liar

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Pastor Dennis Allan teaches through the story known as “The Rich Young Ruler,” as recorded in the Gospel of Mark. Jesus and His disciples are on their way to Jerusalem and Jesus is continuing to teach them the ways of the Kingdom. Jesus makes it clear – wealth makes it very difficult for a person to inherit eternal life as it pulls people away from dependence on Jesus and entices them to live for themselves instead of their neighbors. It’s a clear and stark teaching that Christians in America need to contend and wrestle with. American Christians tend to believe wealth is a sign of God’s blessing and an outcome of their own righteous living. Jesus, though, recognizes wealth creates obstacles that make it very hard for people to follow Jesus.