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CHAPTER
Buried Treasure
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to
gain what he cannot lose. Jim Elliot
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Video Notes
  • The story is captured by Jesus in a single verse
    The kingdom of heaven is like __________ hidden
    in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again,
    and then in his ____ went and sold all he had and
    bought that field (Matthew 1344).

treasure
joy
THE MONEY CONNECTION
2. The parable of hidden treasure is one of many
references Jesus made to money and possessions.
In fact, ___ of everything Christ said relates
to this topic.
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3. Why did Jesus put such an emphasis on money
and possessions? Because theres a fundamental
connection between our spiritual lives and how we
think about and handle ______.
money
4. We may try to divorce our faith and our
finances, but God sees them as ____________.
inseparable
5. John the Baptist couldnt talk about
spirituality without talking about how to handle
_______ and possessions.
money
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6. The traveler made short-term sacrifices to
obtain a long-term _______.
reward
7. Christs story about treasure in the field is
an object lesson concerning _________ treasure.
heavenly
8. No matter how great the value of that earthly
fortune, it would be _________ in eternity.
worthless
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9. Do not store up for yourselves treasures on
earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where
thieves break in and steal. But store up for
yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and
rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not
break in and steal. For where your treasure is,
there your _______ will be also (Matthew
619-21).
heart
10. Consider what Jesus is saying Do not store
up for yourselves treasures on earth. Why not?
Because earthly treasures are bad? No. Because
they wont ____.
last
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11. When Jesus warns us not to store up treasures
on earth, its not just because wealth might be
lost its because wealth will ______ be lost.
always
A TREASURE MENTALITY
12. Jesus doesnt just tell us where not to put
our treasures. He also gives the best __________
advice youll ever hear Store up for yourselves
________ in heaven (Matthew 620).
investment
treasures
13. Store up for yourselves. Doesnt it seem
strange that Jesus _________ us to do whats in
our own best interests?
commands
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THE TREASURE PRINCIPLE
take
14. The Treasure Principle You cant _____ it
with youbut you can _____ it on ahead.
send
15. Anything that we put into Gods hands will be
ours for ________.
eternity
16. If we give instead of keep, if we invest in
the eternal instead of the ________, we store up
treasures in heaven that will never stop paying
dividends.
temporal
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17. Christ, the ultimate investment counselor,
takes it further. He says, Dont ask how your
investment will be paying off in just thirty
years. Ask how it will be paying off in thirty
_______ years.
million
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Discussion Questions
1. What surprised you in the video segment you
just saw?
2. Describe your own experience in giving. What
has been frustrating and what has been a blessing
in your giving?
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3. After viewing this first lesson of The
Treasure Principle video series, describe the
most important principle you learned.
4. How will applying this principle impact you?
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CHAPTER
Compounding Joy
The less I spent on myself and the more I gave
to others, the fuller of happiness and blessing
did my life become. Hudson Taylor
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Video Notes
1. Everything under heaven _______ to me (Job
4111).
belongs
everything
2. The earth is the Lords, and __________ in
it, the world, and all who live in it (Psalm
241).
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Treasure Principle Key 1 God owns __________.
Im His money manager.
everything
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3. The _______ carries no sense of entitlement to
the assets he manages.
steward
JOYFUL GIVING
4. We should be thinking like stewards,
investment ________, always looking for the best
place to invest the _______ money.
managers
Owners
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5. For we will all stand before Gods judgment
seat. So then, each of us will give an _______
of himself to God (Romans 1410, 12).
account
6. One of our central spiritual decisions is
determining what is a reasonable amount to
_______. God expects us to set our own salaries.
live on
7. Do you want more excitement in your life? Then
start ______. God loves a _______ giver (2
Corinthians 97).
cheerful
giving
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8. The cheerfulness often comes during and _____
the act of obedience, not before it.
after
THUNDER, LIGHTNING, AND GRACE
9. Out of the most severe trial, their
overflowing joy and their extreme _______ welled
up in rich _________ (2 Corinthians 82).
poverty
generosity
10. Giving isnt a ______ of the rich. Its a
privilege of the _____.
luxury
poor
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11. They urgently _______ with us for the
privilege of sharing in this service to the
saints (2 Corinthians 84).
pleaded
grace
12. We want you to know about the ______ that
God has given the Macedonian churches (2
Corinthians 81).
grace
13. As thunder follows lightning, giving follows
_____.
14. And as the Macedonians knew, giving is simply
the overflow of ____.
joy
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THE FRINGE BENEFITS OF GIVING
15. God said, I give to the Levites as their
inheritance the tithes that the Israelites
present as an offering to the _____ (Numbers
1824).
Lord
16. Before anything else, giving is an act of
_______.
worship
17. God says, If a man shuts his ears to the cry
of the _____, he too will cry out and ____ be
answered (Proverbs 2113).
poor
not
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18. Another benefit of giving is ________.
freedom
Giving
19. ______ infuses life with joy. It interjects
an ______ dimension into even the most ordinary
day.
eternal
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Discussion Questions
1. What are some benefits of recognizing that we
are stewards rather than owners?
2. Thinking as an investment manager, what are
some of the best places Scripture says to invest
the Owners money? Why?
3. How is our giving a response to the grace of
God in our lives?
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4. How is giving an act of worship?
5. Describe some of the fringe benefits of giving.
6. How does the following statement change your
perspective on giving, Giving isnt a luxury of
the rich. Its a privilege of the poor?
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CHAPTER
Eyes on Eternity
For the Son of Man is going to come in his glory
with his angels, and he will reward each person
according to what he has done (Matthew 1627).
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Video Notes
1. God also grants us rewards for generous
giving Go, sell your possessions and give to
the poor, and you will have treasure in _______
(Matthew 1921).
heaven
2. Jesus is keeping track of our smallest acts of
kindness If anyone gives even a cup of cold
water to one of these little ones because he is
my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will
certainly not lose his ______ (Matthew 1042).
reward
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3. Jesus said, If you have not been trustworthy
in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you
with _________? (Luke 1611).
true riches
4. If you handle His money faithfully, Christ
will give you true riches_______ ones.
eternal
5. Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am
looking for what may be credited to your _______
(Philippians 417).
account
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6. God keeps an account open for us in heaven,
and every gift given for His glory is a _______
in that account.
deposit
7. Jesus told us to give to the _____, the
crippled, the lame, the blind. Although they
cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the
___________ of the righteous (Luke 1412-14).
poor
resurrection
reward
8. If we give to those who cant _______ us,
Christ guarantees He will personally reward us in
heaven.
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A HEART IN THE RIGHT PLACE
9. Each day brings us closer to death. If your
treasures are on _____, that means each day
brings you closer to ______ your treasures.
earth
losing
10. Jesus said, Where your treasure is, there
your ______ will be also (Matthew 621).
heart
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Treasure Principle Key 2 My ______ always goes
where I put Gods money.
heart
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11. As surely as the compass needle follows
north, our heart always will ______ our treasure.
follow
12. Moses left Egypts treasures because he was
____________ to his reward (Hebrews 1126).
looking ahead
13. He who lays up treasures on earth spends his
life backing away from his heavenly treasures. To
him, death is ____. But he who lays up treasure
in heaven looks forward to eternity hes moving
daily towards those treasures. To him, death is
____.
loss
gain
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Discussion Questions
1. What did you hear today that was new or
particularly meaningful about eternal rewards?
2. Give a personal example of your heart
following your treasure.
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3. What does it mean that we are constantly
moving either away from or toward our treasures?
How can we firmly establish that in our minds so
that our decisions reflect the joy of moving
toward our treasures?
4. Do you sense you are moving toward or away
from your treasures? Why?
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CHAPTER
Roadblocks to Giving
Be on your guard against all kinds of greed a
mans life does not consist in the abundance of
his possessions (Luke 1215).
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Treasure Principle Key 3 _______, not earth, is
my home.
Heaven
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Video Notes
1. Were ___________ representing our true
country.
ambassadors
2. Our citizenship is in _______ (Philippians
320). Were ________ of a better countrya
heavenly one (Hebrews 1116).
heaven
citizens
3. Paradoxically, our home is a place weve never
been. But its the place we were ________, the
place made ______.
made for
for us
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THE MOST TOYS
4. When we die after devoting our lives to
acquiring _______, we dont winwe _____.
things
lose
5. Our lives have two phases first, we have a
dot. And then theres the line that extends from
that dot. Our present life on earth is the dot.
It begins and it ends. Its _____. But from that
dot extends a line that goes _______. That line
is eternity.
brief
forever
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Treasure Principle Key 4 I should live not for
the ____, but for the line.
dot
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6. Giving is _______________ (life in heaven).
living for the line
7. He is no fool who gives what he cannot _____
to gain what he cannot _____. Jim Elliot
keep
lose
POSSESSION OBSESSION
8. Material wealth doesnt make us ______.
happy
9. We think ___ own our possessions, but too
often they own ___.
we
us
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THE TYRANNY OF THINGS
10. _________ we buy is one more thing to think
about, talk about, clean, repair, rearrange, fret
over, and replace when it goes bad.
Every item
CHASING THE WIND
11. Were tempted to imagine that the earthly
treasures we see around us are the genuine items
rather than mere ________ of the real treasures.
shadows
12. Any temporal possession can be turned into
ever-lasting wealth. Whatever is given to Christ
is immediately touched with ___________. A.W.
Tozer
immortality
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Treasure Principle Key 5 Giving is the only
__________ to materialism.
antidote
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13. Giving doesnt strip me of my vested
interests rather, it shifts my vested interests
from ______ to _______from myself to God.
earth
heaven
MUD PIES IN THE SLUM
14. Even many Christians have settled for a life
of __________ material acquisitions, like making
mud pies in a slum.
unsatisfying
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Discussion Questions
1. When you think of the beauty and variety of
the earth, how do you envision the home in heaven
that Jesus has prepared uniquely for you?
2. How did the metaphor of the junkyard affect
you?
3. How do you respond to the phrase, Live for
the line, not for the dot?
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4. A.W. Tozer said, Any temporal possession can
be turned into everlasting wealth. Whatever is
given to Christ is immediately touched with
immortality. How does this affect your attitude
toward giving possessions away? How can you
transform your old way of thinking (the natural
feeling of loss) into a new way of thinking (the
acquired feeling of faiths positive
anticipation)?
5. Recalling C.S. Lewiss metaphor of Mud Pies in
the Slum, how do you respond to his statement
that we are far too easily pleased?
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CHAPTER
Getting Started
I have held many things in my hands and I have
lost them all. But whatever I have placed in
Gods hands, that I still possess. Martin Luther
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Video Notes
1. A tithe of everything from the land, whether
grain from the soil or fruit from the trees,
belongs to the Lord it is _____ to the Lord
(Leviticus 2730). The meaning of the word
tithe is a _____ part.
holy
tenth
2. Proverbs 39 says, Honor the Lord with your
wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.
Gods children give to Him _____, not _____.
first
last
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TRAINING WHEELS
expect
3. But it seems fair to ask, God, do you really
______ ___ of me than You demanded of the poorest
Israelite when I have Your Holy Spirit living
within me and I live in the wealthiest society in
human history?
less
4. God doesnt expect us all to give the _____
amount. God tells us in Deuteronomy that were to
give in __________ to how Hes blessed us.
same
proportion
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5. Ironically, many people cannot afford to give
because theyre _________. (Haggai 19-11).
not giving
6. Its much easier to live on 90 percent or 50
percent or 10 percent of your income ______ the
will of God than it is to live on 100 percent
_______ it.
inside
outside
POSSESSION OBSESSION
7. See that you also excel in this grace of
giving (2 Corinthians 87). Like piano playing,
giving is a _____. With ________, we get better
at it.
skill
practice
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GIVE IT NOW OR GIVE IT LATER?
8. Zaccheus said, Here and now I give my
possessions (Luke 198). If you procrastinate,
the same heart thats prompting you to give today
may later persuade you not to. Why? Because as a
result of ___________ giving, your hearts vested
interests ________ on earth and ________ in
heaven.
postponing
increase
decrease
best
9. Death isnt your ____ opportunity to give
its the ____ of your opportunity to give.
end
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WHAT WILL WE LEAVE THE KIDS?
10. Leaving a large inheritance to children is
not just a ______ opportunity to invest in Gods
kingdom. Its also rarely in the _________ best
interests.
missed
childrens
11. Your children should love the Lord, work
hard, and experience the joy of ________ God.
trusting
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WHY HAS GOD ENTRUSTED SO MUCH TO US?
given
12. Jesus said, Give, and it will be _____ to
you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken
together and running over, will be poured into
your lap. For with the measure you use, it will
be measured to you (Luke 638). The more you
give, the more comes back to you, because God is
the greatest giver in the universe, and He wont
let you _______ Him.
outgive
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13. Paul tells us exactly why He provides us with
more money than we need Now he who supplies
seed to the sower and bread for food will also
supply and ________ your store of seed (2
Corinthians 910). You will be made rich in
every way so that you can be ________ on every
occasion (2 Corinthians 911).
increase
generous
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Treasure Principle Key 6 God prospers me not to
raise my standard of ______, but to raise my
standard of ______.
living
giving
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14. At the present time your ______ will supply
what they need, so that in turn their plenty will
supply what you ____. Then there will be
equality, as it is written He who gathered much
did not have too much, and he who gathered little
did not have too little (2 Corinthians 814-15).
Why does God give some of His children _____ than
they need and others less than they need? So that
He may use His children to _______________.
plenty
need
more
help one another
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Discussion Questions
1. Do you think training wheels is a good analogy
for tithing? Why or why not?
2. How do you respond to the idea that many
people cant afford to give generouslyprecisely
because theyre not giving?
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3. Remember Scott, the guy who laughed when Bill
Bright challenged some people to give a million
dollars but then grew in his giving as God
blessed him? Dont worry about the numbers for a
moment just consider the concept. Discuss the
principle and its application for anyone at any
income level.
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4. What do you think about the idea of giving
more now rather than trying to amass a large
amount to give later or when you die?
5. What do you think about the principle that God
gives some of His children more than they need
and others less than they need so that He may use
them to help one another?
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CHAPTER
For Such a Time as This
It ought to be the business of every day to
prepare for our last day. Matthew Henry
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Video Notes
FIVE MINUTES AFTER WE DIE
1. But Christians also get no second chance to
live life over, this time doing more to help the
needy and invest in Gods kingdom. We have
_________ opportunitya lifetime on earthto use
our resources to make a difference.
one brief
2. Ask yourself, Five minutes after I die, what
will I _____ I would have given away while I
still had the chance?
wish
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THE GIFT OF GIVING
3. Scripture tells us not to give in order to be
seen by men (Matthew 61). Certainly we should be
careful to avoid pride. But Jesus also said, Let
your light shine before men, that they may ___
your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven
(Matthew 516).
see
4. Through an unfortunate misinterpretation of
biblical teaching, weve ______ giving under a
basket. As a result, were not teaching
Christians to give. And theyre lacking joy and
_______ because of it.
hidden
purpose
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5. King David told the people exactly how much
hed given to build the temple. The precise
amounts of gold and precious stones given by the
leaders were also made public. The people
rejoiced at the willing response of their ______,
for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to
the Lord (1 Chronicles 296-9).
leaders
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A SENSE OF DESTINY
6. Remember what Mordecai said to Esther? If you
remain silent at this time, relief and
deliverance for the Jews will arise from _______
place, but you and your fathers family will
perish. And who knows but that you have come to
royal position for __________ as this? (Esther
414).
another
such a time
7. Remind yourself again why the God of
providence has _________ you with so much Your
plenty will supply what they needso that you can
be ________ on every occasion (2 Corinthians
814 911).
entrusted
generous
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8. Why not set a figure you can _______, then
tell God that everything He provides beyond that
amount youll give back to Him?
live on
9. Lets give until our hearts are more in touch
with Gods ____________ than with our remodeling
projects, business ventures, dream vacations, or
retirement plans.
kingdom work
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THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER
10. Giving should start with your local
Bible-believing, Christ-centered ______, the
spiritual community to which you are accountable.
Beyond that, you can generously support worthy
missions and parachurch _________, carefully
evaluating them by biblical standards.
church
ministries
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My Giving Covenant
  • I affirm Gods full ownership of me and
    everything entrusted to me.

2. I set aside the firstfruitsat least 10
percentof every wage and gift I receive as holy
and belonging exclusively to the Lord.
3. Out of the remaining treasures God entrusts to
me, I seek to make generous freewill gifts.
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4. I ask God to teach me to give sacrificially to
His purposes, including helping the poor and
reaching the lost.
5. Recognizing that I cannot take earthly
treasures from this world, I determine to lay
them up as heavenly treasuresfor Christs glory
and the eternal good of others and myself.
6. I ask God to show me how to lead others to the
present joy and future reward of the Treasure
Principle.
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THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER (continued)
ours
12. Were so absorbed with getting whats ____
that we miss what brings the real blessing and
joy giving God whats ___.
His
13. Embrace Christs invitation Give and it
will be _____ to you (Luke 638). Then when He
gives you more, remind yourself why that you may
be generous on every occasion.
given
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Discussion Questions
1. Recalling Alfred Nobels story, how do you
think your friends would summarize your life?
What would they see as your greatest contribution
to the world so far? What do you think would
stand out to them as having been most important
to you?
2. What do you think God would say was most
important to you?
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3. What would you like for God and others to say
was most important to you? Are you moving in that
direction?
4. Imagine your thoughts five minutes after you
die. Try to describe what you imagine.
5. How does the perspective that you are among
the worlds wealthy strike you?
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6. Have you set a figure you can live on, telling
God that everything He provides beyond that
amount (adjusted for inflation) will be given
back to Him? If not, will you pray about it now
and consider setting a figure within the next 30
days?
7. Have you signed the Giving Covenant? If not,
will you pray about it and consider signing it
now?
8. What have you purposed to do with this
covenant?
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If you desire to participate in additional
studies to learn what the Lord says about how to
handle money, including spending, saving,
investing, giving, getting out of debt, and much
more, please contact your local church or Crown
Financial Ministries at www.crown.org or call
800-722-1976.
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