Seven Parables: The Rich Fool


January 10th, 2021

39 mins 29 secs

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About this Episode

Rob Croyle delivers a message about how the parable of the rich fool challenges us to evaluate how well our priorities are aligned with God's designs.

Sermon Notes:
P’shat – Surface. The truth that is found on a p’shat level can be incredibly profound and profoundly applied.
Remez – Hints. The rabbi has hidden a special treasure that is unlocked with a familiarity of the Old Testament text.
Drash – Inquire or Seek. Drash is the idea of truth hidden in story. Once a student has found the hint in the Old Testament text, they are given tools that are going to help them unlock and understand the deeper meanings of the rabbi’s teaching. It should be noted here that the remez in a teaching is always up for debate.
Sod – Secret or Mystery. Sod is connected to mystery and cannot be learned or taught. Sod is a supernatural gift from God (or we might even say the Holy Spirit). An example of this is Peter’s great confession (Matthew 16) where Jesus remarks that “man has not revealed this to you, but only my Father who is in Heaven.”

Luke 12:13-34

Genesis 41:33-36

Psalm 14:1

Nabal — Fool

Matthew 22:37-39

Matthew 28:19-20

Our Mission — Raising biblical disciples who develop transparent relationships, sacrifice for others, and heal divisions.

Christ invites you to wisely use what you have been given to benefit His kingdom.

Your Next Steps:

  1. Determine your purpose statement.
  2. Evaluate how you have been budgeting your checkbook, calendar, and conversations.
  3. Align your priorities with your purpose statement.