February 17, 2013 “Breaking the Grip of Greed”

INTRODUCTION

Open your Bibles to Luke 12:13.  I’m so excited about how God has moved among our students this weekend.  Students, you have spent the weekend focused on the fact that God desires to work through you.  Now, we’re sitting at the feet of Jesus in the Gospels and learning from some of the parables or life stories that He told.  Read vv.13-15.

Jesus talked about money and possessions as much as He talks about any other issue.  He never shied away from challenging people about the use of their possessions and the prosperity.  You see money can be either hazardous or helpful to us.  It can either diminish our soul or develop it.  And that’s true whether we are an adult with a huge stock portfolio or a student with the little money that you get for an allowance or a part-time job.

Money is important because we trade it for what we value … what we think is important.  So our money moves with our heart.  And so what you do with your money is actually a picture of your heart.  And that’s what Jesus means when He says later…

Luke 12:34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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  • Bio & Introduction

    Dr. Michael Dean has been the senior pastor at Travis Avenue Baptist Church since 1991, having also served churches elsewhere in Texas and New Mexico. He and his wife Nan are blessed with two married children and three grandchildren. With a keen sense of calling to shepherd the flock of God entrusted to his care, Michael longs to see people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. His hobbies include long-distance running, golf and hunting.

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