2022 THEME: For Such a Time. . .
Series: Seven Cancers
TITLE: The “Gotta Have It” Cancer
Scripture: I Tim. 6: 6-11; Mt. 6: 19-24
I. WHAT EXACTLY IS GREED?
Jesus realized the danger of greed. “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” Mt. 16:26 (ESV)
What does the Bible tell us about greed?
1. Greed is a (root sin).
2. Greed is (disordered) love.
3. Greed is (deceptive) and (destructive).
4. Greed is ultimately (unsatisfying).
II. WHAT IS THE SOLUTION TO GREED?
The foundation of greed: Pr. 11: 24-28
1) Greed is foolish because it (hurts you).
2) Greed is foolish because it hurts the (people around you).
3) Greed is foolish because (money) doesn’t last.
The antidote to greed? (Contentment)
1. It is not dependent on (circumstances).
2. It is something we learn (over time).
3. It comes from the (strength of Christ).
Next Week: The “Respectable” Cancer- John 6: 1-16, 26-35