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Day 3 – Dealing With Your Heart

Part 2 – Obstacles

The Obstacle of Greed – Luke 12:13-21 & Luke 16:19-31

  • Be on your guard against all kinds of greed.
  • The value of a man’s life has nothing to do with his wealth.
    • The rich fool’s goal was financial independence and being independent of God
    • This is the “American Dream”
  • The rich man in Luke 16 went to hell because of his greed and lack of concern about the needs of others.

The Obstacle of Discontentment – Philippians 4:10-13

  • Paul rejoiced while he was in prison
    • He was grateful and content even in need.
  • Paul did not focus on what he lacked, but rather on what he had (Christ)
    • See also 1 Timothy 6:6-10

Questions

  1. How am I storing up treasures for myself but not being rich toward God?
  2. How am I showing concern toward the poor and needy?
  3. Am I grateful and content with what I have right now?
  4. What grief do I have in my life because of greed and contentment?
    1. Examples:
      1. Debt
      2. High monthly payments
  • Bad credit record
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