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Five Sticky Fingers

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Sermon shared by Scott Ridout

October 2009
Summary: Where did that come from? That horrible, sinking feeling you have when something comes out of your mouth that you didn’t expect - that thing is just so “unlike” you. Did you know those words are just a reflection of what lurks beneath the surface? The sca
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
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Everything we think, say and do flows out of our hearts.

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23

The second big monster is GREED.

Greed says, “I owe me”.

Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." Luke 12:15

Greed often disguises itself as virtue.
Greed is motivated by fear.
Greed is an appetite.

19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew 6:19-24


The only way to kill the monster of greed is to give.

Giving that doesn’t impact your lifestyle will not change your heart.


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