Freedom from the Dangers of Money (Luke 12:13-34)

“Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15 ). With this saying, Jesus launches into a discourse on the relationship between true discipleship and material wealth. Here we discover one of the most profound and practical implications of the gospel: it provides freedom from both greed and anxiety. As the Apostle Paul asked, “If God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things” (Rom. 8:32)? In this sermon, Pastor Dave encourages the church to not live for the so-called ‘American dream’ but to instead be rich towards God, to seek his kingdom, and find freedom in the good news of Jesus Christ.