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Order of Service
Music……………………..Worship Team
Let Praise Awaken
Welcome………………………Bill Butler
Music…………………….Worship Team
Real Love
Lion and the Lamb
Reckless Love
Message……………..Gilbert Thurston
Distracted by Possessions
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Music…………………….Worship Team
Real Love
Dismissal……………………..Bill Butler
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Distracted by Possessions

"It is not that humans have become any more greedy than in generations past. It is that the avenues to express greed had grown so enormously.”

-Alan Greenspan, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Whoever loves money will never have enough money; whoever loves wealth will never be satisfied with more income. All this too is meaningless.

-Ecclesiastes 5:10

1. I must  against .

Be careful to guard yourselves from every kind of greed. Life is not about having a lot of material possessions.

-Luke 12:15

The line between ambition and greed is when   become more important than .

2. The foundation of my greed is .

a. The fear I won’t .

Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be content with what you have. For God has said, “I will never leave you, I will never abandon you”.

-Hebrews 13:5

b. The fear I won’t .

The love of money causes all kinds of trouble. Some people want money so much that they have given up their faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.

-1 Timothy 6:10

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

-Matthew 6:24

Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.

-Colossians 3:5

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. In what way(s) have you found the pursuit of money and possessions to be meaningless?
2. How have you walked the fine line between ambition and greed?
3. Look again at point #2. Which of the 2 fears are you most likely to give in to? What can you do about that?
4. What is my next step as a result of this message?