You Can’t Take It With You

In The Parable of the Rich Fool, Jesus taught how unreliable our possessions could be to forming and completing our lives. Live for something that outlives you.

July 31, 2022

Sermon Notes


  • As Jesus taught people about Kingdom concepts, they were often more interested in personal perks.
  • The man who prompted this parable desired Jesus to make a decision on a petty family disagreement (12:13).
  • Jesus knows how to move beyond a situation in order to address our condition (12:14-15).


  • Exponential riches have a way of creating insatiable appetites (12:16-18).
  • The richer we become, the more we seek physical comforts and the less we consider spiritual realities (12:19).
  • God considers anyone who focuses on temporal possessions as eternally foolish (12:20).
  • You can experience financial prosperity while maintaining spiritual poverty (12:21).


  • Allowing yourself to covet others’ possessions will keep you discontent no matter how much you acquire (12:15).
  • No amount of net worth can ever provide lasting happiness or invincible security (12:15). 
  • Every item that you treasure is ultimately destined for the trash (12:20).
  • Realize that whatever it is that the world prioritizes, you can’t take it with you (12:21).