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Jesus: Story Teller

Jul 17, 2016 | Kelvin Kauffeldt

The Temptation of Accumulation

Luke 12:13-21

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“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

James 4:13

Romans 12:2

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

Romans 8:5-8

3. Change what we are preparing for.

ourselves and the here and now


being rich toward God and eternity

Matt 6:19-21


Series Information

Jesus used many teachable stories, or parables, to help people understand The Kingdom.