Paul Thiessen spoke on Mark 10:17-31, the rich young ruler. Money itself is not the problem, but families certainly have trouble because of wanting it. Wanting still more money can destroy relationships, separate friends, and lead to spiritual trouble. Although Jesus approved of the rich using their resources to aid his work, almost none did. How can we start to change our thinking so that we focus less on gaining “sufficient” wealth and more on using it for the good of society? One church father suggested that we slowly get rid of our superfluous things, not everything, but certainly that which we do not need, one thing at a time. Perhaps we can also slowly wean ourselves from images in ads, dreaming about winning the lottery, or stop chasing speculative stocks or land deals with the hope of unusually good profits. When Jesus talked about the ‘eye of the needle’, perhaps he simply meant that all things are possible with God—even changed attitudes towards wealth. [JEK]

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Service Details

Passage: Mark 10:17-31

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event: 4th Sunday of Lent

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Paul Thiessen

Worship Leader: Cynthia Friesen

Song Leader: Erna Friesen

Pianist: Nola Shantz


Childrens Feature Leader: Herb Reesor


Bring Flowers: John & Lillian Toews

Coffee Helper: Helmut Lemke; Veronica Dyck, Richard & Charmaine

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: Bre'el Davis