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Confirmation Costs Matthew 16:24-28

Confirmation Costs

To go to the prom is going to cost a bundle: dress, tux, limo, flowers, jewelry, manicure, pedicure, hair-do, photographs, pre-prom dinner, post-prom party. But this is chump-change compared to the cost of discipleship.

Slinky dress from Nordstrom: $250. Rented tuxedo with shoes: $150.

Stretch limousine for 18: $250 per hour, four-hour minimum.

A perfect night at the prom: Priceless.

Right. And don't forget the flowers, the jewelry, the manicure, the pedicure, the tanning salon, the hair do, the professional photographs, the pre-prom dinner, the post-prom party and the actual tickets to get into the dance.

Prom season is just about over. For those kids still in junior high, it's a reminder to start counting the cost; start saving the cash. Or else they can forget that Night of Nights - the prom - that will cost significantly more than their parents' car payment. Or maybe even their mortgage payment. Two years ago teenagers could count on spending an average of $1,000 per person - that's $2,000 a couple - in some areas of the country. Families save for months to cover the costs of this once-in-a-lifetime, what-we've-all-been-waiting-for experience.

Never mind prom weekend. It's expensive for kids of...

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