Jesus: Story Teller
The Temptation of Accumulation
“Watch out! Be on guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”
Our sense of identity, security; joy and purpose should not be tied to what we possess, rather it should be tied to who possesses us!
1 Peter 1:21; Colossians 3:1-3
3 Things we need to to to fight the temptation of accumulation.
We must ask God to:
1. Change the way naturally think and talk
Being on guard is an on going practice, not a single event
2. Change the way we naturally want to live and use resources.
When our personal enjoyment of God’s blessings becomes the most important thing we live for we are in dangerous territory
3. Change what we are preparing for.
ourselves and the here and now
being rich toward God and eternity
Jesus used many teachable stories, or parables, to help people understand The Kingdom.