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“You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that through his poverty you might become rich”

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2 “You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that through his poverty you might become rich”

3 1926: Nine men in a room… Charles Schwab Howard Hopson Richard Whitney Arthur Cutten Jesse Livermore Albert Fall Ivar Kreuger Leon Fraser Samuel Insull

4 No one has ever been able to draw a graph that proves that the more we have the happier we are. Joel Edwards, The cradle, the cross and the empty tomb p3.

5 “You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that through his poverty you might become rich”

6 No other religion offers this unique contribution of an all-powerful God who willingly deprives himself of his wealth, and takes on the limitations and sufferings of his creation.... Jesus was born in poverty, was never well off by the standards of his day, and died in disgrace and thought it well worthwhile See Philip Yancey, Where Is God When It Hurts? Page

7 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Philippians 2

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