Greed: Everybody Else's Biggest Problem

Mar 12, 2023    Pastor Rob Pendley

Sermon discussion from Luke 12 …. on Greed


Prosperity knits a man to the world. He feels that he is finding his place in it, while really it is finding its place in him. –CS Lewis

Even though it is clear that the world is filled with greed and materialism, almost no one thinks it is true of them … Greed hides itself from the victim. --Tim Keller

Each of us individually defines greed in such a way that each of us, individually, is not greedy. And as our unique financial situation evolves, so does our unique definition of greed, leaving us forever outside its grasp.

– Ted Scofield

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

—The Apostle Paul

Points of Sermon

I. Our struggles with Greed

II. Some tests for Greed

III. What’s the big deal about Greed?

IV. How can we be delivered from Greed?

For Discussion:

The preacher indicated that practically everyone in USA has some problem with greed.

Are you in agreement? Why? Why not?

How is God helping you to see YOUR OWN greed? (We can all see each other’s ….or so we think.)

Are you aware of where things have moved from luxuries to needs?

(Like the preacher and good coffee vs Folgers?)

What elements of the “tests” for greed were most insightful/awakening for you?

Tithing? Boasting? Worry? Source of comfort? Security?

Do you agree that Greed is a big deal? Why? Why not?

How does Jesus make available for us to be delivered from Greed?

Are you experiencing this deliverance? How might you experience it more?

Other Scripture:

-- Hebrews 13:5 -- 1st Timothy 6 --Ecclesiastes 5:10 --2 Corinthians 8