When is Enough, Enough?
Jesus’ warning: “Be on your guard against all covetousness!”
Three Truths About Greed:
Greed causes conflict. vv. 13-14
Greed gives us a false sense of well being. vv. 16-20
Greed keeps us from being rich towards God. v. 21
Battling the Greed Disease: vv. 22-34
Make the Kingdom of God the central concern of your life.
Take Home Idea: Generosity is not a cause for insecurity, but a cure of it.
“When is Enough, Enough?” Discussion Questions
What did you collect as a kid?
Look at the Take Home idea. Explain it in your own words.
In v. 13, what do you think the man in the crowd was really saying to Jesus?
In response to the man’s plea, Jesus tells a parable. How is the parable a response to the man from the crowd’s problem?
In your own words, what is the punch line of this parable?
What do you think it means to be “rich toward God”?
How does the next section on “worry” relate to Jesus’ parable and greed?
What does Jesus tell his disciples not to do? Why? What does he urge them to do instead?
What does it mean to “seek the kingdom”? How does seeking God’s kingdom relate to “where your treasure is, there will be your heart also”?
When have you been like the man in this story?
Where are your riches? Children? Friends? Bank account? Retirement? Memories? God’s Kingdom? Other?
How do you transfer your “treasure” from “Wall Street” to “Heaven’s Gate”?
Close by sharing your answers and then praying together.