Main Idea: When was the last time you checked the locks and doors to the gateway of greed in your life?
Introduction: When we think of greed the first thing that typically comes to mind is money. However, that is not what the enemy is after. Greed wants more than our wallets. Greed wants our wants.
Discussion Starter: In Luke 12:15, Jesus said, “[…] life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Pastor Zac tells us that nothing in our lives closes the door and locks out greed faster than generosity, but we have to be willing to let go and allow the door to close. What do you need to let go of? Comparison, identity in your work, your own comfort, or something else?
Primary Scriptures: Luke 12:15, Matthew 6:24, Proverbs 15:27, Proverbs 28:25, James 5:1-3
- Greed prompts us to ask others, “What will you give me?” Pastor Zac reminded us that the fastest way to lock the greed in our lives is to be generous with our time, treasures, and tithe. Discuss someone who has been generous with you and what they did?
- Read Philippians 4:19. What will you give to God and others?
- What will you give from your talents and gifting?
- What will you give God back from what He’s already given you?
Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into twos or threes for this section.
In Proverbs 15:27 we read, “The greedy bring ruin to their households […]” We were reminded in the message that greed can ruin our household because it invites more destructive things inside. Greed gives the enemy a foothold into our lives and homes. What area of your life do you need prayer where greed affects you? Your time? Your treasures? Your tithe? Share with one another and then spend time in prayer together.