Greed vs. Generosity
March 10, 2019

Greed vs. Generosity

Passage: 1 Timothy 6:6-10
Service Type:

Worship songs: Lamb of God, Jesus Paid It All, Stand in Your Love, Jesus We Love You

Sermon Notes:

  • "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." -Matthew 6:21
  • Definition of Greed: The desire for money more than God.
  • Symbolized by the frog and the color yellow.
  • It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.
  • Violates the greatest commandment in putting money over God and neighbor.
  • Arguably the deadliest of all the deadly sins.

Connection Group Questions:

What is your relationship with money? Discuss:

  • Power - Nobody can push me around, I will always have control of my life and be strong.
  • Happiness - I'll be happiest with copious amounts of money. Not having money causes all the problems in my life. Money will solve all my problems.
  • Security - My safety depends on having money. The more money I have, the safer I am/my family is.
  • Freedom - Financial independence is all that matters. Once I attain this, I can work for myself, my life will be complete, and I'll never have another worry.
  • Love - Having money makes relationships so much easier. If I have lots of money, people will love me more.
  • Respect - I worked hard and earned all that money, therefore, I should be respected!

Now, what does money mean to God and the Christ followers?  It's His. We manage it by giving, saving and spending.  Read Luke 12:16-21 and discuss.